Hello! My name is Xhije Biba. I am 71 years old and my birthday is on March 1st. Speaking about my health, I can say that I need to control often my blood pressure by taking medicine monthly. I have also got diabetic issues to cure. Even that I coupe with these health issues, I am strong and work constantly here in the village. During the summer we have a lot to do as we had the harvest time. My husband died before a year and since then, I am living alone as a window. I am part of the family of my son and we are five persons containing our family. I am retired from my previous job in agriculture and receive a small village pension. Part of this pension I use to buy the things I need the most for myself and a very small amount, I deliver to my son who cares for my living needs.
My son’s wife and I work altogether in our land. I am working in the vegetable garden and together we share vegetables for consumption and provide beans, peppers, tomatoes, anions, etc. We have also planted wheat and we altogether collected it on July. My son grinds it to flour and this way we are able to bake the bread at home without having to buy it on the shop. My son and his wife decided to keep no animals because it takes lots of effort to care for them and it is too hard to provide the stock food they need to consume during the winter. Around our land and garden we have also got a few fruit trees and we have started to gather the apples, pears and plums to make jam or composts. We preserve them in jars so that we can consume them during the winter. I am very happy that I can live with my sons family and under his care.
I am very thankful to the Adopt a Child sponsorship program and to the church in Katjel for their help. I have received a food beg containing groceries as oil, flour, rice, sugar, pasta, washing detergents, etc. This food beg we receive monthly is a big help for me. I am thankful to you for your support and care. God bless you!
Translated by Martin Rucolli