I would like first of all to thank you for taking the time to read my update. I tell you that I walk for ten minutes to arrive to the feeding program. I am Wilson Estuardo but everybody affectionately calls me Wichito. I am 7 years old and I had my birthday in August. I take classes in my village and I am a first-grade student. My school is about ten minutes away from my home. I love Arts classes. At the moment, I am receiving study guides at school and homework through WhatsApp. I play in my free time.
The people who live in the house are my parents, brother and me. My mother’s duties are taking care of us and doing the housework, and my father works as a day laborer. The pandemic has affected our economy because my father cannot find a stable job and my mother cannot go to sell her hens in the local market since it is closed. Thank God, we have received groceries at school and at the feeding program. We are members of a church called Prince of Peace but it is closed for now; we are praying at home. 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!
Wilson Estuardo Tzoc Lopez
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