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Artisan Spotlight 

Lourdes

I came to the US from Guatemala where I worked in our electronics store and dreamed of going to college. Unfortunately the drug czars demanded more protection money than we could afford and I was forced to flee Guatemala with my husband and young daughter. After I arrived in the US I was lonely and depressed without my friends and my family until I met the people of The Welcome Project. At Welcome I learned to love art and sewing. Now I have so many friends at Welcome and have started to dream about college again.

Hear Lourdes tell three stories below...

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