I will start by giving you thanks for taking the time to read my update. I walk for one hour to arrive to the feeding program. I am Norma Saida but everybody affectionately calls me Estela. I am 9 years old and my birthday was in April. I take classes in my village and I am a first-grade student again because I am repeating. My school is about three minutes away from my home. I love Communication and Language but Mathematics is a little difficult for me. In my free time, I help with some duties at home
The people who live in the house are my parents, siblings and me. Sadly, my father passed away some time ago but he did not live with us. My mother´s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework. She covers the expenses by traveling to the coast for the coffee harvest and we stay under the care of my grandparents. We are not members of any Church, but we are 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!
Norma Saida de la Cruz Morente
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