By the grace of God I came to be a part of the Nightingale Nursing School project in Siguatepeque, Honduras — it has become my passion, purpose and legacy. I looked up the term "legacy" and it summarized what was already in my heart: to focus on what will endure. Its about passing on things of lasting value to those who will live on after us. It involves living intentionally and aiming to build into the next generations for their success.
Siguatepeque is a growing city in the central mountains of Honduras. The name for the city is the Indian name for “mount of beautiful women.”
Statistics for Honduras:
64.5% of households live under the poverty line.
41.1% of the population earn less than $1 (USD) a day.
83.1% of the population have no health insurance.
From this environment, the Episcopal Reverend Vaike Madisson-Molina had a vision of addressing these needs with God’s love—Inspired by the life of Florence Nightingale, who became a nurse and started a nursing school.
The school was started on August 13th, 2011 (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s death) with the slogan “Doing Good and Healing…” (Acts 10:38). The school gives the opportunity to impoverished young village women, with an average 11th grade education, but great character and high motivation, the opportunity to learn much needed skills, serve the surrounding community and provide for their families.
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Here’s my story….I’m 56 years old and was born in Honduras. I was educated in a bilingual school and attended college here in the United States. I’ve been blessed to help run and start several businesses in Honduras, but with economic challenges there, I was forced to make difficult decisions. In 2012 I had to close my textile import/export business, let my employees go, pack up my belongings and move to the United States.
My first few years here were difficult as I did not have a network of people like I had in my country, and I was facing restless nights with harsh symptoms of pre-menopause. As with most health challenges, what I learned along the way led to personal growth. I went on my first mission trip which sparked a deep desire to continue to reach out and help people. I started working out at a gym and getting into better shape.
I met and quickly became dear friends with Dr. Catherine Hansen, my OB/GYN who also specializes in menopause. Dr. Hansen introduced me to natural products that helped alleviate the symptoms of pre-menopause and exhaustion and I was relieved that I didn’t need hormones (although some women do and she can help with that too). I was honored that she invited me to help lead the Empowered Women’s Circle, a group dedicated to nurture and empower the mind, body, and soul of women. (maybe an active link here).
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