An unlikely meeting would change the lives of both a father and daughter forever. Ileana Quintanilla was raised by her maternal grandparents in Nicaragua.
She learned about her father who abandoned her many years before. Her mother Doña Patricia, gave birth to her when she was only 16 years old. It was a difficult situation for everyone. Things didn’t work out between her father and Doña.
After years of volunteering at the Christian global development non-profit Food for the Hungry, Ileana became a staff member and traveled from her community of Ameya to various rural communities faced with poverty and conflict.