Today we’re excited to feature Aminta Suazo, Humanity and Hope’s family initiatives manager. Aminta is an essential part of our team in Honduras, and is always there to greet volunteers with a huge hug and a smile. Her story truly embodies what Humanity and Hope is all about, so we are excited for you to get to know her a little bit better today. (P.S. If you ever want to practice your Spanish, there is no better teacher!)
What were you doing before you joined H&H?
Before I started working for Humanity and Hope, I had my own business selling food at night. During the day, I was taking care of my two boys.
Why did you decide to get involved?
Serving others is something that I have always done, but in Honduras people who live in the city rarely interact with people living in the more rural communities. When my husband Darwin started working for Humanity and Hope, I knew it was time for me to realize my dream of serving those in rural areas.
What’s one thing that has surprised you the most during your time with H&H?
I think what has surprised me the most is the need that I see from the people of Honduras. I’m inspired that God has given people from other countries, such as the United States, the interest and desire to serve our people. But the people in Honduras need love more so than just material items. When Humanity and Hope volunteers visit our communities in Honduras, a lot of times the people in the community get more love than they have ever received in their lives before. That shocks me -- seeing people who have never received a hug from their parents and come to receive it from a volunteer who is donating his or her time and money to come to our communities and spend time with our people.
How has working with H&H changed your life?
Working for Humanity and Hope has really made me more tolerant and humble. It has also awakened my desire to help others. I’m so inspired by the people of our communities who triumph through adversity and lovingly open the doors of their homes to us.
What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
I think people would be surprised to learn that I was born and raised in the same conditions as the people in La Coroza, Remolino, and La Cuchilla. I was able to get an education, which gave me more opportunities. I really believe that there are no limits to what we can achieve when we go to school and become a professional. Education is truly life changing.