I love Maria’s smile, it captivated me from the beginning of her relationship with our organization. She has the type of smile that radiates from within, despite the fact that she has little to be happy about. As a single mother of teenage children, living in a metal shack with a leaky roof and walls, Maria has the tenacity to persevere under conditions few American women can imagine. She earns less than $3 a week. Her children have few viable options for having a life any better than what they are living now. But Maria keeps smiling, and FFF will continue to seek ways to assist her with critical needs and a brighter outcome in the future.