Business Fit Magazine July 2020 Issue 1

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keep helping, to keep educating and providing for those suffering as a direct result of poverty and political injustice. I personally believe that one of the most important things we do as a foundation is promoting the rights of those in need and in particular, that of children. By giving them a voice and providing a little joy, we let them know they matter, and are important. I’m also very involved in political activism centred around my home country of Venezuela. The situation there is so extremely dire that even sending humanitarian aid has become a major problem. Last year, along with an incredible team, we crossed the border from Cucuta, Colombia into Venezuela. This was in the midst of riots and protests, the government refused to let supplies in and even burnt donation trucks as a petty act of revenge. We couldn’t sit idly by and not do anything, so we took matters into our own hands, quite literally. I was completely terrified but seeing the grateful look on people’s faces as we delivered food and medical supplies, made it all worth it.

How you want to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as someone who was a good friend, a good mother, a good wife and a good daughter. Someone who never gave up against any obstacles or adversities. Someone who loved fiercely and enjoyed life to the fullest. But most importantly, I want to be remembered as a kind and compassionate woman, who did her best to help others and make a difference, no matter how small. Sometimes, just being a source of support for someone can have a huge impact, and I always try to be that person for those around me. I especially enjoy the work I do and I would hope that I can leave a lasting impression on the lives of the people I’ve helped, so they in turn can be inspired to help others as well.

Tell us about your family passion?

My family is my life, they fill my heart and allow me to live life to its fullest. One of the things we enjoy most together is travelling. When you have young children, even getting out of the house can be a challenge and with five kids, even more so. But I’m extremely blessed that my kids are very easy going and they quickly adapt to any situation. I love taking them to new places and just seeing the world through their eyes. We get to discover new things, new experiences and everything turns into an adventure together.