Ana Laffont has been on the board at Mary’s Meals since 2011 and currently serves as USA Board Chair. She has taken an active role in the organization and spends time on the ground working with the incredible volunteers and children that allow Mary’s Meals to make a difference.
What was it that first drew you to Mary’s Meals and made you want to be a part of the organization?
Its simplicity and that disarming quality of basic human justice: kids have a right to live and be educated.
Why is it important that these meals are offered in a school setting?
Is there a way to escape poverty that doesn’t start with an education?
How have you seen the meal program impact education in developing countries?
It simply transforms lives, families and communities. The best part of what I do is when I am able to travel with Mary’s Meals to the program countries and witness this first hand.