After Typhoon Haiyan, Lorelyn’s family had lost not only their home in the storm, but their means of earning an income: only 4 of their coconut trees remained. The future seemed impossible.
But then her daughter, 12-year-old Lovely, remembered the letters from her World Vision sponsor: letters of encouragement and hope. When she pulled the letters from the wreckage of their former home, life started to change.
A rare smile crosses Lorelyn’s face.
She’s thinking about past harvests. Days when one of the neighborhood men would arrive at her place with a machete and hustle up the family’s coconut trees, hacking down the fruit.
She beams, remembering how she collected the fallen fruit with her husband and how they filled a wagon pulled by water buffaloes.