EC2018 – Aurora Zacarias
In 2018 we are partnering with NPH New Zealand to bring Aurora Zacarias from Mexico to tell her incredible life story. She will speak at the dinner on the Saturday night, followed up by a second talk on the Sunday.
NPH (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos) is a Catholic organisation which helps abandoned, orphaned and other vulnerable children throughout Latin America. Aurora is one of these children. She has now grown into a successful businesswoman and ambassador for NPH.
Aurora grew up in a very poor family in Mexico city. Tragedy struck when Aurora’s mother became sick and their family didn’t have the funds to help her. When her mother died, Aurora’s father became depressed and addicted to alcohol. He soon abandoned the children. In this situation many children end up begging on the streets, struggling to survive, or forced into gangs. Fortunately Aurora and her siblings were welcomed into the NPH family, started by Father William Wasson in 1954.
Aurora looks forward to sharing her life story, giving you an insight into how our most vulnerable children survive adversity through faith in God, and a helping hand from generous people like Father Wasson.
Don’t miss out on hearing Aurora speak.