Hello! How is your day? I hope you are in good health together with your loved ones. I am sending you this letter to tell you a little about my life. Thank God, my family and I are in good health. I live with my parents and siblings; four brothers and four sisters. One of my brothers is in the United States and he sometimes sends money to my parents. My father works as a hairdresser while my mother works hard at home. One of my sisters works in a clothing store and helps my parents financially too. I help my mother with the household chores and look after our domestic animals. When it is someone’s birthday, my parents prepare a special dish, invite some of our close relatives and buy us new clothes, a cake and a “piñata”. Another special celebration for us is Christmas because we eat “tamales”.
I am studying and I am in third grade this year. I like drawing and playing with my friends during the recess. We have invented games and have had a lot of fun together. I want to become a veterinarian when I am older because I like animals. We do not frequently attend church, but when I do go, I like receiving Bible classes because we learn about God. I thank you for all the support you have given me through the feeding program and clinics. I pray God blesses your family and you in a big way. I say goodbye to you for now hoping to have news from you soon.
With much love
Mildred Elisandra Riz De La Cruz
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary