Each Egg Secures a Meal

We are halfway through the Little by Little campaign week. Thanks to GlobalGiving, when you donate up to $50, your generosity will be matched at 50%. Our goal is to raise 20 – $50 donations, each donation will provide half a year of eggs to a child. Each egg is so important and helps secure a meal to our participants.

Meet Lucia, she has 5 children of which 2 are in our program. Her family struggles to keep up financially with the growing bellies in her house. Lucia works in the community by watching and cleaning houses whose owners are away. She is one of the first to arrive at the monthly health check-ins and egg distributions. Lucia shares that it is so important for her family to come every month because there are days when there is little food in the house – except for the eggs provided by StS. Despite their food insecurity, Lucia is very creative in her use of eggs in daily meals: cooking pancakes, baleadas, soups and more.

Little By Little, your act of kindness makes a BIG difference in the lives of our Hens Hatching Hope children. Help us reach our goal of 20 – $50 donations to benefit more children for half a year. Each egg secures a meal-a day for 1 child. We cannot accomplish our goal without you.


Thank you for your time and generosity,

Mariela Rodriguez

Communications Coordinator

Twin’s Favorite Food

This week, we are excited to campaign together with GlobalGiving during the Little by Little Campaign. With just $50, we can provide half a year of eggs to 1 child and our goal is to raise 20 – $50 donationsPLUS from today until Friday, GlobalGiving will match online donations up to $50 at 50%, making your donation go even further! Together you will help get eggs to even more children for half a year!

We share with you a story of twin sisters that highlights just how much one egg a day means to our program participants. Meet Rosa and Daisy, they are twin sisters to a single dad. Earlier this year their mother unexpectedly left the family, taking with her two of her four children. The twins were devastated and lost a lot of weight, yet their dad was determined to keep them healthy. He asked for help from two of his nieces in caring for the twins. Each niece cares for and knows all the preferences of one twin. They are among the first arrivals every month because the twins only eat “eggs, rice, beans and tortillas.” With the help of the eggs Sts gives them, the twins have been gaining weight after the trauma of losing their mother. 

No matter what challenges we or the children in our Hens Hatching Hope program face, positive change is possible Little by Little when we all come together. We are determined to continue helping children like Rosa and Daisy grow. That is why we are writing to you this week. Can you help us get half-a-year of eggs to more children? 


In High Spirit,

Mariela Rodriguez

Communications Coordinator

A Scholarship Helps Two Sisters

By Mariela Rodriguez – Communications Coordinator

During my recent trip to Honduras I was able to talk to some youth from our scholarship program and I wanted to share a story about the impact of your commitment to our student’s education in rural Intibuca, Honduras. 
Meet Eva, she is an eight grade student who was cheery walking into the office where I met her. Eva and her older sister have been raised by a single mother- which has presented her family with many difficulties. However, her mother has made the education of her daughters a priority.
Eva's brightening smile

Eva’s older sister is in high school, which means that there are more educational expenses (books, supplies, transportation, etc) for the family. If Eva was not receiving help from the Shoulder to Shoulder scholarship program, her mother would only be able to afford to keep one of her daughters in school.  Instead, the added financial support from Eva’s scholarship allows two sisters the ability to study.

Eva also shared how she experienced trauma early in her young life which has left her with emotional scars. She also suffers from a respiratory illness which often lands her in the clinic for the day – causing her to miss school. Despite all of these obstacles Eva has been able to maintain good grades and is motivated to keep studying just like her sister. She thanks the donors who are able to make her scholarship a reality and allow her and her sister to study, helping them come closer to graduating. 

Thank you for your time and commitment to our project!