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Roberto: First to Arrive

Roberto: First to Arrive

   Katie Chatham
   15 November 2019


Roberto is a ten year old boy growing up in Pasadita, a village in Belize. The scarcity of jobs in Pasadita has made it difficult for parents to adequately provide for their children. This has unfortunately been the case for Roberto’s father. His mother left the family several years ago because of the domestic violence in the home that would occur when Roberto’s father drank too heavily. The dysfunction in their home would cause Roberto and his sister to go significant amounts of time without adequate food or clothing. Understandably, his home life led Roberto to become a very angry child who would reject any love shown to him by other people. 

Roberto’s demeanor and outlook on life slowly began to change as he started attending the Pasadita CarePoint last year. Although he came in last year defensive and angry, he is now very loving and always has a smile on his face. Being well aware of what is still happening around him at home and in his community, he has become very responsible with the care of his little sister. 

The hope he found at the CarePoint has changed his life! He is always the first one to arrive at the CarePoint each day, a place he now considers his home. He has learned to love and respect others because he now understands that Jesus first loved him. One of the greatest things to happen to Roberto is that he now has dreams and a vision for the future!  He dreams of having new shoes and one day working in construction.


Katie Chatham has been part of the Sponsorship Department of Children's Cup for three years. She is our Donor Relations Representative and enjoys interacting with our amazing sponsors. Katie and her husband, Lee, live in Clayton, North Carolina with their two daughters.

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