Antonio’s life has been transformed—and now he is transforming the lives of others. Along the way, he became a role model
for the other boys from Algodón. Now, they can dream new dreams.
He remembers what life was like before Children of the Nations came to Algodón, “Life was very different back then. There
was no school and no church. There was a lot of belief in voodoo in our village. There was little sense of community and there
were not many friendships with one another.”
Children of the Nations’ co-founder, Debbie Clark, says she has seen a drastic change. “All these years later, the village is
almost unrecognizable. Now we are seeing so many kids from this village who have graduated from university, medical school,
even dental school. Those kids are the ones making the change.”
“I saw education as a way to escape the poverty and I chose medicine to help people,” says Antonio.
When you sponsor a child like Antonio, you don’t just change their life, you touch the lives of every person they will help in the
future. Because of the care and education Antonio received, he was able to help save lives after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. We
can’t wait to see the boys from Algodón follow in his footsteps.