This simple question and the answer Rut, Country Director for Guatemala, would change her life forever. Working as a teacher for a private school here in Guatemala Rut came to a community called Cruz Blanca. She stopped and asked a sweet little girl, What do you want to be when you grow up? A simple question we ask to kids all the time. And most American kids give us big answers….like a firefighter, lawyer, doctor or teacher. They dream big because opportunity is endless,
But the little girl that Rut asked had a much different answer. This little girl only had a stare to offer. So Rut asked again, What do you want to be when you grow up? And another stare. Rut then gave her an example, when I was little I wanted to be a teacher. So I went to school and got a job as a teacher. What do you want to be when you grow up? The girl replied this time saying, well I guess I’ll just make tortillas like my mom. That was a far as she could think and as big as she could dream.
This moment was a catalyst for Rut and propelled her to get involved at Cruz Blanca which has now expanded into other communities, like the one CPCC partners with in Los Verdes and La Commundidad. Every child should be able to dream of an amazing life, every child should know that God loves them so much he wants to give them purpose for today and tomorrow. Every child should be able to dream big when asked the question, What do you want to be when you grow up?