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Amazing Mother: Sabina

Carlita registers every newborn guinea pig in her notebook: "When a new guinea pig is born, my daughter writes down the day, size and type of the animal. This helps me a lot with the daily job," says Sabina. Photo: ©2013 José Luis Roca/World Vision

Carlita registers every newborn guinea pig in her notebook: “When a new guinea pig is born, my daughter writes down the day, size and type of the animal. This helps me a lot with the daily job,” says Sabina.
Photo: ©2013 José Luis Roca/World Vision

This week we are sharing five stories of Amazing Mothers around the world. Today we bring the story of 36-year-old Sabina Morales, whose daughter Carlita inspires her to work hard at raising guinea pigs so she can provide her family with good nutrition and new opportunities.

When World Vision began working in the Colomi area of Bolivia, Sabina couldn’t imagine that it would change the life of her family. She joined a World Vision group of 38 families to learn about guinea pig breeding, a traditional activity in the area. “Before, we had these animals with my husband, but we didn’t know how to breed them and sometimes they died,” recalls Sabina. Through World Vision, Sabina learned how to separate guinea pigs depending on their age, gender and how to deworm them with baths and heal their wounds. She also found people who talked to her about God’s generosity to bless families from the communities through this initiative.

This new initiative has become the main source of income for her family. “With my husband we have invested in this project; we already had some rooms adapted for the corrals, now, we expanded the cages. Now we have around 80 guinea pigs,” she explains.

Every month she sells around 20 guinea pigs. She is one of the most recognized micro-entrepreneurs in the market because of the quality of her products: “When we go to the fairs, in our motorcycle that we bought with the profits, people admire the size of my guinea pigs and they would rather buy mine.”

Every morning before going to school, 10-year-old Carlita helps to feed the guinea pigs. She checks her notes about the broods born, their age and weight while her mother watches. Carlita is enthusiastic about the project.

World Vision’s guinea pig breeding project is helping families to increase their income. Sabina has learned to lead her own business on behalf of her family, especially for her daughter Carlita. She is an empowered woman, with an initiative that helped her to see the world in a different way, a world with opportunities for everyone and for every woman.

Help fund World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative and you will help mothers like Sabina create a better world for her children.

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