Unlikely Angels - in front of the camera
In Unlikely Angels we showed you the incredible transformation that had happened in Ingrid’s and Dinora’s life through just a photograph (page 37 in unlikely angels).
Both these two very special girls have incredible stories to tell. These pictures only hint at what has gone on in their lives. Below we have charted Dinora’s life through the updates we received from the field.
In 2005 Dinora was found living on the streets of Guatemala aged 4. She was badly malnourished, her mother was a drug addict and her older sister Dinora has already at the El Castillo girls home.
Dinora has breathing problems and is very small. She is very shy and does not speak much.
Dinora’s goal this year is to learn how to read and write. She is a very chatty girl but struggles to get on with other children.
Dinora found it difficult to learn to read and write but she improved over the year and passed her grade. Dinora’s mum is not showing any signs of turning her life around, but Dinora’s grandmother loves her and often comes to visit her, bringing cookies and toys.
Dinora is a very pretty girl with a lot of problems in her heart. She has an explosive temper but is highly sociable and likes to be with her friends, particularly enjoying basketball and football.
Dinora is now 8 and is very sociable and sporty. She’s always challenged when working on controlling her emotions, but she’s developing beautifully
Dinora needed special attention and is now receiving special education. Her mother is beginning to show more interest in Dinora and visits every month. Dinora gets very excited before each visit.
Dinora meets every fortnight with her mother for three days. Her grades have improved and she says,
“I dream about becoming a teacher so I can help support my mother.”