I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Leydi Karina but everybody affectionately calls me Leydi. I am 7 years old and I will have my birthday in November. I take classes in my village and I am a first-grade student. My school is about fifteen minutes away from my home. I love Artistic Expression. Since my classes were suspended for Covid-19, my teacher has been sending me leaflets to work at home. In my free time, I enjoy playing toy cars with my neighbors.
The people who live in the house are my grandmother, siblings and me. Sadly, my father passed away recently and my mother is still in The United States. We are still under the care of my grandmother who helps us economically by weaving typical blouses. My mother keeps in touch with us, but she is having some problems with her job because she is not working normally due to the pandemic situation. Her job consists of packing fruits. Fortunately, she is in good health and sends us a little money every fifteen days. We are members of the Catholic Church. I am grateful to God because we all are in good health. In spite of the hard health situation that we are currently facing in our country, our Lord has been taking care of us. We trust in our Lord's mercy and that He will put His healing hands over all people who are suffering during this pandemic. I would like to receive a letter from you and have the opportunity to share our life experiences with each other.
Thinking of you!
Leydi Karina Ruiz Perez
AAC NOTE: After the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in our country (March 13, 2020), our President ordered the closure of all the schools in order to prevent children becoming affected by this virus. We do not know when the schools will open again. However, most of the schools are assigning homework to their students to cover the content for the current school year. As a team, we are praying that God takes control of this situation soon so that we may continue on with our lives.
Translated by: Mireya de Sandoval, AAC Secretary/Antigua