My name is Amalia Jimena, I am 8 years old and I live along with my mother and siblings. I attend 2nd grade and I receive study guides to work at home. My mother takes my homework and delivers it to my teacher on Friday and Monday at school. Unfortunately, it has been complicated for me to understand my lessons and also do my homework. My mother tries to help me so that I can do my homework. Unfortunately, my father abandoned us last year. He keeps in touch with us but is not giving us economic support. For now, my mother is the one who strives to supply our needs. She earns a living by selling fried plantains and “rellenitos de platano” (plantains stuffed with sweet black beans) in the neighborhood.
Unfortunately, the covid-19 affected my family´s economy, and in my mother´s case, the sales are low and it made things harder at home. Thank God, we receive support from the local municipally and from my school. We trust that our Lord is watching over us and providing for us. We are really thankful to Living Water /Adopt A Child who were supporting us with grocery bags. It was a great blessing for us and my siblings and I enjoyed everything that my mother could prepare for us. We thank God for being part of the program and we ask for many and rich blessings to you and everyone who contributes so that we can receive this help. Thank God, the covid-19 has not affected us so far. We attend House of Faith. I want to let you know that a member of the AAC team called my mother, Maria Ruano by phone to get this updated information since the feeding program is still closed due to the pandemic. I leave you for now. Many blessings!
Lots of hugs,
Amalia Jimena Martinez Ruano
Translated by: Violeta Hernandez / A-A-C Secretary-Antigua