Hello! How are you? I hope you are doing well together with your loved ones. I tell you that my family and I are healthy. Sadly, I do not have my father with me because he passed away a couple of years ago. My mother weaves typical blouses for selling. We have some ducks at home and we will cook them when they grow up. My brother Carlos works in a pizzeria and helps my mother financially. My brother Hector is in charge of growing the corn and gathering firewood for our use. Eliza works in Guatemala City and Cristina is in the United States. She sometimes sends money for our needs. My younger siblings are students. There are eight children in the family in total.
I had to repeat my first grade this year and my favorite subject was artistic expression. I love drawing and coloring. I enjoy spending time with my friends. My family prepares “tamales” for Christmas and I light some fireworks. For Holy Week, my mother buys bread to eat with honey. My dream is to become a teacher when I am older. I like playing tag, dolls and toy dishes. I would like to ask you to pray for my family and me because we are not attending a church, and I have the desire to attend one. Please take care of yourself. I pray God pours out many blessings upon you. I wish you the best. I say goodbye to you for now hoping to have news from you.
With much love
Dulcida Karina Calachij de la Cruz
Translated by: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary