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I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for ten minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Ashley Anahi but everybody affectionately calls me Colocha. I am 11 years old and I will have my birthday in October. I have a twin sister. I take classes in my village and I am a fifth-grade student. My school is about fifteen minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics. In my free time, I watch TV and I listen to music. I help with the chore at home.
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. My parents have a small sales business of clothes and shoes. They go out to sell in different areas three or four days per week. They are a little affected by the current situation. We are members of the Christian Church; we are receiving the services online every Sunday. 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!
Ashley Anahi Torres Valladares
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: Esther Hernández, AAC Secretary/Antigua