Building Dreams in Baranquilla


Eyleen de la Hoz is nine years old, and lives in one of the most dangerous streets of Barrio La Luz, Baranquilla, with her parents. The introduction of an FXBVillage program in their area has uplifted their community not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.

When asked what she has gained from the experience, she said, “they helped us raise our quality of life, build our personal relationships, learn about proper hygiene and taught us proper behavior.”

Through the program, Eyleen was not only given a new lease on life, but a new outlook as well. “I learned that you have to help others. You have to help the people that need it. When people help us, we must also reach out and help others,” she said.

The FXBVillage program has also  helped Eyleen through her education. She is at the top of her class, and is now working on becoming a journalist when she grows up. She is currently spending her time at a small broadcasting station called, “The Voice of the Coast.”




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