Until two years ago, Ana Silvestre almost never left her house. She contracted polio as a child because her family didn't have access to health care or vaccinations. The disease left her paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for most of her life.
Things started changing for her when she found out about the Buckner Community Transformation Center in her neighborhood in San Jose Pinula. There, she was treated with kindness and respect. She received counseling and training in skills that have helped her generate income for her family. Her life and her outlook have started to change, because she has hope.
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