Maudiel and his 2 brothers arrived at NPH in 1996 when their mother died. His father tried to care for them, but it was difficult to work far away from home and watch over the kids while working. The family lived in extremely poor conditions and sometimes had only one meal a day. In their community called Waslala, there is no school. Their father wanted to give them better opportunities in life, and agreed that the children should come to NPH Family.
Maudiel says, "I thank God for the opportunity he gave me and my siblings to be part of to NPH family. I came when I was
8 years old along with my sister Deira and my little brother Victor, and we all have been blessed in many ways since
we came here. I finished elementary school in 2003 and high school in 2009. Now, I am 23 years old and I am in the 3rd
year of University, studying English to become a teacher. I will get my B.A in English in two more years. So far I have
found Mathematics and Psychology to be the most difficult classes, and my favorite classes are Philosophy and
As part of the year of family service at NPH, Maudiel has been involved helping with the translation
of letters at the sponsorship office in San Jorge-Rivas and now in Jinotepe-Carazo. Maudiel says it requires a lot of responsibility to
work in an office.but that he learns lots of things everyday and gets to interact with lots of people. "I thank our
mentors, caretakers, and home directors who have trusted me and given me the chance to give back a little after
having received lots of love and patience. When I finish my studies I would like to find a job and help those in need
as the home has helped me."
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