These are some of my favorites amongst the "gift" photos we got of our sponsor kids. I was really glad to get them since up to that point we had only one photo of Hermelinda. She is six and lives in Guatemala.
I just think she is the cutest little thing! She's so petite. And so totally unfazed. LOL! I am determined to get this kid to smile. :)
I have noticed that the girls especially seem quite shy and reserved when they first enroll in Children International's program. It's not that often that you get a little girl that smiles in her first picture. But, little by little, you can see that they gain self-confidence and feel safe to express themselves. That's one of the greatest things about CI - seeing the children grow and become more confident. Many of the older girls in the program often comment that CI helped them to lose their reserve and become more self-assured. It's like sponsor kid girl power!
We'll keep working on Hermelinda. :)