Manuela’s Story: Connecting with distant family and neighbouring friends

Manuela is 38 years old and lives with her to children and husband in Ciutat Merdiana. For a long time Manuela struggled with psoriasis which weighed on her greatly. She also hadn’t been able to see her family in Honduras for eight years.

B-MINCOME allowed her to take her family to Honduras and for her children to meet their grandparents for the first time. While she was there her health improved greatly. She is also participating in the B-MINCOME Community Participation programme and she explains the difference this has made to her: “Now I have something to do and a reason to wake up in the morning”. Through this project, she has been able to connect with neighbours and other local residents who she otherwise wouldn’t have.