I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for fifteen minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Keily Liliana. I am 10 years old and I had my birthday in May. I take classes in a nearby village and I am a third-grade student. My school is about forty-five minutes away from my home. I love Mathematics but Social Studies is a little difficult for me. At the moment, I am receiving study guides to do my homework. I play dolls and hide-and-seek in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my grandmother, parents, siblings and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework, and my father’s job consists of farming the land. Due to the pandemic, there are days that my father does not find work and it has affected our economy. We get some money when my mother sells her domestic animals. We are members of a church called Prince of Peace but it is closed for now. I want to ask you to pray for my grandma because she suffered a stroke and is now under medical treatment. I am grateful to God because the rest of my family is 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!
Keily Liliana Garcia Garcia
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: Loyda de Osorio/AAC Secretary-Antigua