When it is time to say goodbye, Johanna always leaves a couple of bags of groceries so Lesly and her baby have enough nutritious food for the rest of the week. Once a month, Lesly attends workshops at the church with the other mothers in the Survival Program. Johanna is also teaching Lesly to read and write, and Lesly is learning to read her Bible by herself.
"To me, Johanna is like my second mother. I don't feel lonely anymore. I know that God sent an angel to help me and to protect my baby," says Lesly.
Adding to Lesly’s hope for the future, Leonardo returned to town and found work in a banana plantation. He and Lesly reconciled, and he is gradually helping to support her and their son. Every week, Johanna invites Leonardo to attend church with Lesly to strengthen their relationship.
“My dream is that my son can grow up and be able to study and be a professional. I don't want him to grow up surrounded by mud walls. I pray every day for my son and Leonardo. With God's blessing, in the future I want to marry him and form a stable and blessed family," says Lesly.
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