Friday, August 31, 2012

An identity for Yennifer

Another Casa Shalom child has gained legal standing and a legal identity! Yenifer, age 4, came to Casa Shalom in early 2012 after being physically abused by her mother.  Yenny's mom never registered her with the Guatemalan government, and because of that, Yenny had no legal identity or protection.  We were recently able to register her, and today, she received her brand-new birth certificate.  We are grateful that Yenny will now be able to attend school, and one day get a good job and vote, which are all privileges that come with having a legal identity in Guatemala.

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