My name is Liggia María Arévalo. Since my childhood I felt a special call to study Social Work. As part of my professional training, I had to do an internship in a community.
The university assigned me to Hope of Life International. This practice started in January 2020 but due to the pandemic I had to return home to continue my internship virtually.
In November 2020, I was hired to work with Chris and Paula, working with the families in the Hope of Life Village through Passion 4 Guatemala.
Just 2 days after starting work, the destruction of the village by hurricane Eta occurred.
As a Social Worker, my work with the community quickly began by supporting the families affected by hurricane Eta. My role was to assist the families in their daily functions as they lived in the temporary shelter. I also helped coordinate support through many Guatemalan families, churches, organizations and businesses to help improve the conditions of each family caused by the tragedy.
Since that date I have been working to meet the needs of the
Families. Home visits have been made to find out their situation in
the economic, educational and social spheres. In addition to this,
medical needs, dental consultations and acquisition of
medicines have also been met as needed. I have also assisted in
issues related to mental health through psychological and
psychiatric sessions and workshops focused on family roles. I have
also given classes on dental and physical hygiene to these families.
It has been a blessing to work with Chris and Paula at Passion 4 Guatemala and be a part of all God is doing here in the New Hope Village! Thank you for joining us in transforming lives