Toward the end of my trip, after taking a break from daily life at the children’s home, we visited one of Argentina’s largest wine exporters and tourist attractions
, the Santa Julia Bodega in Maipu, Mendoza. There, I saw the clear connection
between the tourism industry
and how it could be the bridge to sustainable revenue
for these children’s home and a place for youth to learn real world work experiences.
The following evening, I felt the hug of a child who knew not the love of a parent for the first time. I felt a strength I never knew. They held onto me as if it might be the last time we would ever see each other. In fact, they were right.
Most of the children I met on my first visit to the Quinta Betel, I would never hold again. The pain I felt from this reality pierced my heart with a lingering torment, difficult to fully express. I was determined and confirmed to be the different kind of parent that these children needed.
I vowed to help them be all that they could be.
Now, we’ve broken ground in Mendoza, Argentina. Humanity Del Sol, Inc. is a USA Federally accredited 501 c(3) Non-profit Organization.