Mexico Earthquake: Hermana Ana Silvia is Back on Her Feet

//Mexico Earthquake: Hermana Ana Silvia is Back on Her Feet

Mexico Earthquake: Hermana Ana Silvia is Back on Her Feet

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We first met Ana Silvia Hernandez de Altin a few weeks ago when Dompet Dhuafa USA went to Mexico to bring Indonesian Aid.

The recent earthquake devastated hermana (sister) Ana Silvia’s home. As she returned to her home, she found nothing except debris. Her cooking appliances that she uses to cook and sell cakes in Mexico City¬† were all demolished. After her husband became paralyzed years ago, hermana Ana Silvia became the family’s bread winner. As a result, she and her 15-years-old son (who helps her sell cakes) had to stop her small business after the earthquake.

Government sources states the death toll at 331 people, 1819 injured, while hundreds still missing, and 11,000 homes damaged. Hermana Ana Silvia needed to find a new rental home as well and moved to Tepito, an unsafe neighborhood in Mexico City that’s well-known as a dangerous, gang-controlled neighborhood. The need to survive and continue her life and support her family makes her brave.

Hermana Ana Silvia’s struggle and bravery have brought inspirations for Dompet Dhuafa USA’s relief team in Mexico City. The team decided to support her so she can get back on her feet as the sole bread-winner. She needs some cooking appliances and a refrigerator to start selling cakes again. “Ana Silvia is very grateful to the donors of Dompet Dhuafa for the refrigerator we granted her,” said Cut Zurnita, the relief team co-odinator, at Centro Educativo de la Comunidad Musulmana (Education Center of Muslim Community) in Mexico City.

A big earthquake might devastated Hermana Ana Silvia’s home, but her spirit and bravery despite challenges to support her small family will never be destroyed. Fuerza Mexico!

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By | 2017-10-26T15:37:16+00:00 October 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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