Hello! My name is Disela Haxhillari. I am a 9 year old girl and my birthday is on January 6th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is pink. My future dream is to study and be a doctor. I attend the fourth grade at school and am doing my maximum to study well and earn good evaluation marks by the teachers. My favorite subject at school is language and grammar. I like to read besides the school books other novels or books that contain poems. In my free time, I like to get together with my friends and we play outside for a while. We play simple games as hide and seek, or jump with the ropes. I try my best to help my mother always while she cooks or cleans our home. We are in the season of winter and the temperatures are very low at present. We all as family stay in one room where we have installed the fire stove and my mother uses this stove to cook and bake the bread.
My family and I live in Dunica. My village is located in Upper Mokra. The infrastructure is totally missing and the road of our village is in really bad conditions, filled with mud and with many holes that get filled with water during the fall. My father’s name is Arjan and my mother’s name is Orgeta. I have a 2 year old sister whose name is Aurura. I care for her when my mother gets too busy working or when she has to rest for a while. Same as all the households who live in Dunica, my parents own land and deal with raising animals. This way, they are considered as self employed from the government. My parents plant crops and vegetables as well as alfalfa and oat that is food provision for the animals. My parents have made sure that by autumn, we have enough flour provided because my mother bakes the bread at home. We also have got beans and anions as well as some other vegetables like tomatoes, cabbages and peppers preserved in jars to consume during the winter. Around our land we have got also fruit trees and my mother has made jam or composts from apples, pears, grapes, nuts, etc. My parents keep two horses, a cow and a few goatsCarrying for these animals is very beneficial for us who live in the village. My father collects wood in the mountain and this is why he keeps to horses. My mother cares to feed the cow and we benefit milk, butter, cheese and other products. My father sells its calf and we earn a bit more of income to be used for other needs in the family. The land is less productive and whatever we gain from the animals is less profitable. I attend the program in Dunca, but not recently, because of the pandemic distancing rules. At present the teens above 13 as well as the ladies and men gather to the house we meet for Bible studies I go to the programme only once a month and there I have been blessed with a package with groceries. This package contains sugar, oil, rice, flour as well as washing detergents. Same as all the people who live in Dunica my family and I live in poverty and we are thankful to the Adopt a Child sponsorship programme for the help and support to us. God bless you!
Translated by Martin Rucolli
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