The last two years have been difficult but kind words and actions have carried many of us through. One kindness can ripple out to so many others.
17-year-old Sierralyn, and her family in the Philippines, are paying it forward – and their generosity is benefitting an entire community.
“Because of the unexpected pandemic outbreak, everything changed,” says Sierralyn. “Despite this, Christmas is still Christmas! It is a chance to show gratitude and appreciation – and they are important in community life because they bring us into positive and direct relationships with others.”
How is Sierralyn and her family paying it forward, and why?
One of six children, Sierralyn, along with one of her siblings, was a World Vision sponsored child since primary school in Batangas, Philippines.
That sponsorship didn’t just help the children: it provided training on organic farming techniques for their whole community.
Sierralyn’s parents continue to use the methods they learned to grow crops and the family harvests vegetables and fruits from their seven-hectare farm, as well as commercial trees like mahogany.