Thanks to the generosity of One Story at a Time supporters, we were able to purchase a cello for Evelyn!
Fourteen-year-old Evelyn comes from such a poor family in Tijuana that, when trying to build a new house, they ran out of money to buy more bricks (see photo). Her father works two jobs, as an auto mechanic and handyman, and her mother cuts hair in the family’s humble home. Survival is a real struggle. The family couldn’t afford to send Evelyn’s sister to university, so she now works in a factory. There was never enough money for music lessons or an instrument.
It was “love at first note” the first time Evelyn held a cello in her hands, less than a year ago. She is a humble, loyal, and hard-working girl who now dreams of becoming a professional cellist.
Quite simply, yet with a deep resonance, our current, targeted campaign is to raise enough money to buy Evelyn a new cello.
The amazing Ron Wakefield offers free lessons and has developed a highly motivating system in which children can work to earn a more beautiful, higher-level instrument. Let’s help Ron help Evelyn know that dreams can, indeed, come true!
NOTE: Your donation gives you access to our private Facebook group, covering our work on behalf of Orquesta Guadalupana, a children’s orchestra in a struggling community on a secluded mountainside on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico.