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Birthplace

Copán ,
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The freshly colored maize leaves hang on a wire to dry, she is already making dolls with dried leaves, who then try to sell them in Copàn for a dollar each.
She is only 25 years old and has three children 10, 8 and 1.4 years.
On the table, four stones with a piece of pallet, is her entire possession.
Her house, 3.5 by 3 m, walls of branches with mud, a roof of galvanized corrugated sheets, as the sun rises, the temperature rises to over 60 ° C.
She is super intelligent but where she was born she has no chance, what a waste.
A luck in her accident, Dad saw her and recognized her potential, she gets help, her children can go to school. He/we teach her how to handle modern media / computers, Dad has friends who give her free access to the internet. Dad took care of the smartphone
At their first meeting she was apathetic on parque central, only started moving in the hope of selling something, now she is actively trying to get ahead.
The dolls are unique, are only made in a village in El Mundo Maya. There are only three women in the village who make these Angelitas (engeltjes). They are very precise and labor-intensive.

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    Door Sidonius• geplaatst op 16 Aug 2019 | 11:05:55

    Moeilijke omstandigheden, mooi verhaal. Jammer dat ik deze poppetjes niet heb gezien toen ik in Copán was, dan had ik er zeker een paar gekocht.

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    Door Dianadm• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 17:40:45

    Special story. Beautiful these dolls, nice souvenir.

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    Door Corriedewinter• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 15:39:11

    wow, wonderful story, wish I could buy the dolls, did it when we were there in 1990

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    Door Aticketto• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 11:55:38

    Very special

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    Door ChristaThieme• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 11:50:02

    You must be very proud of your dad. Nice picture and story. Love the dolls!

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    Door RobHoekstra• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 11:31:58

    That is a moving story you tell us. And the picture is a perfect companion with it. Good job all of you :-)

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    Door Neretslok• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 10:13:23

    Ontroerend verhaal. Deze vrouw komt er -dankzij jullie- hopelijk wel maar er zijn er nog zovelen zoals haar!

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    Door Silver• geplaatst op 14 Aug 2019 | 06:58:28

    zo herkenbaar, mooie opname. Zo als zij zijn er velen die nooit een eerlijke kans krijgen.

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    Door Dalix• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 19:53:07

    Like I said before, you can be so proud of your dad! A very nice picture and story!

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    Door RReintjes• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 18:45:21

    You must be very proud of your dad. Nice picture.

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    Door Hbplaatjes• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 18:24:05

    special story and a good picture to support it

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    Door Martinhectors• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 18:18:30

    What a special story! Hopefully her life will be better thanks to your dad!

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    Door Jacomien• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 18:15:36

    The story is like the story of "my" family in Sri Lanka. If I see the photo of the house I see the same things. good to read and to see !! Greetings to dad!

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    Door Hansdewildt• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 17:45:22

    Een bijzonder verhaal. Mooi weergegeven.

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    Door Hestermaasdam• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 17:40:30

    Wat mooi dat zij en haar kinderen hulp krijgen.

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    Door LRison• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 17:18:45

    Leuke opname

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    Door Graaf• geplaatst op 13 Aug 2019 | 16:43:12

    beautiful those dolls, we buy them for nice souvenirs, and they get a better life from it.