Success Stories

Norma

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Norma and her partner moved to the United States after nine years of financial struggles, in search of opportunities, freedom and to follow the American dream they had heard so much about.

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Sandra

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Sandra has the strength that characterizes many women that we work with in PASOs, women who have gone through many hardships and difficulties, yet—with support—are willing to try things one more time.

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Alma

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In 2011, Alma was taking English classes offered through Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach on John’s Island. There she met former PASOs Program Coordinator Romina McCandless, who was facilitating workshops about healthy lifestyles with Latino community members. Romina recognized Alma’s leadership ability and invited her to be a promotora (Community Health Worker) and work with her peers and neighbors in a more official capacity within the community.

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Luisa

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It’s been nearly two years since Luisa’s partner had to return to his country, leaving Luisa to parent two school-aged sons by herself.  Juggling the responsibilities of caring for her two children and providing for the family, Luisa was unable to prioritize her own health needs.  Hyperthyroidism was causing Luisa to struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and her condition left her feeling restless and unable to sleep well.

 
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