Zuleima’s story: the church that changed everything
Leaving behind everything you know isn’t a decision anyone takes lightly. For Zuleima, it came when she could no longer see a future for her children.
Zuleima is a 35-year-old mother of three from Venezuela. It is a country struggling beneath the weight of a massive economic crisis. Zuleima would have to queue for up to two days to get into a supermarket – only to find that there was no food left when she got in.
Zuleima shares: ‘I said to myself: “This is not what I want for my children. This is not what I want for myself, for my family.”’
Along with more than a million other Venezuelans, Zuleima made the decision to flee to neighbouring Colombia. ‘[I was] leaving my house, my home, my memories,’ Zuleima says, ‘It was very difficult to leave it all behind.’