Dakota and Mackenzie

June 28, 2013

Dakota and McKenzieDakota is 6 years old and has a twin sis­ter.  She is the sixth born to seven chil­dren.  She loves her fam­ily and friends and is very sen­si­tive to the needs of oth­ers.  Dakota loves the arts.  She loves to cre­ate new things all of the time.  She is timid upon meet­ing her, but once she warms up to you she is one of the most friendly and car­ing lit­tle girls a per­son could ever meet.

Macken­zie is 6 years old and has a twin sis­ter.  She is the sev­enth born of seven chil­dren.  Macken­zie is very out­go­ing and spir­ited.  She loves her fam­ily and is very pro­tec­tive of her twin sis­ter.  She has had dif­fi­cul­ties due to a med­ical con­di­tion that has caused some cog­ni­tive delays, but works very hard and is suc­cess­ful at what she does.  She has a smile that is con­ta­gious and can imme­di­ately warm any­one who has the priv­i­lege of receiv­ing it.

In our inter­view with the 6-year-old twins, they talk about every­thing — from how good they are at jump­ing, how they would com­fort one another if they were scared, and how they would help a friend in finan­cial need. They might not know what poverty means or that their fam­ily has faced some finan­cial strug­gles, but one thing is clear: they would give every­thing they have to help others.

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  • The training taught me to “manage what I have better and be more aware of the stress level it causes to not be able to meet ‘your’ needs.” (Poverty Awareness Training participant)