Chocolate Business In Guatemala Gets Help From 8-Year-Old

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Monday, December 20, 2010

An 8-year-old from Andover raises $1,500 to buy a chocolate grinding machine for a small mother's group in Guatemala.

Liberty Sementelli was motivated to take action after her mother met the women during a mission trip to Guatemala.

"Women in Guatemala don't have many rights. They struggled every single day," said Christine Sementelli, Liberty's mother. "To see them come together to start a company that would support their families was just overwhelming in a sense."

For a year, Liberty did small chores and jobs to raise the money for the machine. She also helped neighbors water plants and fold clothes.

"Instead of getting presents for my seventh birthday, I asked for 10 dollars instead of a gift," said Liberty Sementelli, who visited the women this summer.

The Christian Foundation for Children and Aging helped connect the family with the women.

You can learn more about CFCA and projects to help people in developing countries by clicking here.

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