Hello! My name is Mersa Hysenllari. I am an 11 years old girl and my birthday is on September 12th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is red and my future dream is to be a teacher. I attend the fifth grade at school and try my best to study well and earn good evaluation marks from my teachers. My favorite subject at school is Math. Because of the Pandemic, we all need to wear masks and respect the distancing during all the time that we are inside our classes. After school, I like to get together with my friends and play outside for a while. We play simple games and the most common one is volleyball. When I return home, I like to spend a while to help my mother with the housekeeping or cleaning. During the evenings, I like to study my school books and do the homework. The team of Living Water Adopt a Child comes in Kalivac in a place they have rented and there we all go to frequent the activities they are organizing. There are two meetings during the week one for the ladies and one for us, children. I am happy that I can hear about the Lord Jesus in these Bible classes and read from the Bible with my other friends, under the care of the team. We also sing songs to praise the Lord and do other simple activities. Once a month, I have received a food package as a gift from Adopt a Child. The package contains food like flour, oil, sugar, rice, washing detergents, etc. I am thankful to the Adopt a Child for the help and support to me.
My family and I live in Kalivac. My village is in the region of Upper Mokra, located up in the mountains, far in distance from Pogradec. All the families in this village are living in poverty as dealing with agriculture or raising animals is not beneficial. My father’s name is Dritan and my mother’s name is Blerina. They both work in the land and have planted crops and vegetables to provide for us whatever we need to consume without having to buy in the shops. My parents plant in a portion of land alfalfa as well as oat which serves as stock food for the animals. Around our land and gardens we have fruit trees and after collecting these fruits my mother makes jam or composts for us. During the autumn my mother has also preserved vegetables that we can consume them during winter. My parents have already provided the flour we need as my mother bakes the bread at home. My father is jobless and he tries his best to work as hired for short periods of times and in different types of jobs. At times, he also emigrates for a season over in Macedonia and there he works in agriculture. During the winter, my father is collecting the fire wood we need in the mountains. The people in the village can’t offer to buy wood therefore they keep donkeys or horses in order to collect the wood themselves. Keeping a cow or a few goats we gain a few litters of milk and selling a few goats or a calf is a way to increase a bit more the income of the family. I have a 9 years old sister whose name is Regina. She is attending the 4th grade at school and we together frequent the Bible classes and benefit food packages every month from the Adopt a Child programme. My family and I are living in poverty and I am thankful to you for your constant care on me.
Translated by Martin Rucolli
Adopt a Child Albania