Matilda’s husband was killed by a drunk driver in 2012, leaving his grieving widow alone to raise six children. Read Matilda’s story, in her own words, and how having her son, Hector, registered with Compassion has changed the family’s outlook on the future.
“My name is Matilda Chique Coro. I became a widow 10 months ago. We had a car accident on the way [home]. The other car had a drunk driver. And after my husband died, his sisters claimed all the money the other driver had to give to us. They took everything.
The children are sad. Especially I can see that in the smallest, the youngest child. He takes out my husband’s picture and asks for him. The oldest ones just keep it to themselves. Especially Hector.
Hector was a good student. Every year he won an award. However, when his father passed away, he didn’t do well. My son is new in the program. I haven’t heard from his sponsor yet. But I hope his sponsor will pray for him, will pray that he would be a well-behaved boy and he would study a lot.
I want Hector to study and get ahead, even though he doesn’t have a father. I want him to keep himself well. I only studied to sixth grade. I don’t want Hector to be like me. I want better for him.”