Drini Doce
Ref# UMT0042

About Me
My name is Drini Doce. I'm a 13-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
September 14, 2007.
Sponsorship Type

Child

Attends Program

Upper Mokra

Program Country

Albania

My Story

Hello! My name is Drini Doce. I am a 13 years old boy and my birthday is on September 14th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is orange and my future dream is to be a boxer. I know that for this kind of game, I will have to be trained first and we don’t have such trainings in my village. I attend the eighth grade at school and am doing well with the lessons. I enjoy learning and my favorite subject at school is Math. Because of the Pandemic, we are wearing masks and respect the distancing while we attend school, but we are happy that we can go to school instead of taking the lessons at home. Right after school I care to feed our cow and sheep. At present we keep them inside a stable we have close to our home, but during the other seasons, I take them out in the fields to be feed in green pastures.  I get together with my friends every time I am free to play outside for a short while. We usually play football when the days are sunny and when the field we play is dry. During this winter we had snow for a week as well as many rainy days.

My family and I live in Pleshisht, very close to the community of Trebinja, Upper Mokra. This village is too far from Pogradec and during the winter we have difficulties to reach to the town because the roads are way too bad, covered with snow or mud. My father’s name is Mentor and my mother’s name is Zhaneta. I have two sisters. Xhorxhina is 20 years old and Rudina is 18 years old. My family and I, same as all the other ones in my village deal with agriculture and raise animals in order to benefit from them. My parents usually plant vegetable as tomatoes, peppers, beans, onions, etc. My mother and father are working in the vegetable garden and during the autumn she preserves tomatoes or peppers for us to have food provision during the winter. My father plants wheat so that we have flour provision in our home. My sisters and mother bake the bread at home for us so we don’t have to buy it on the shop. Keeping a cow and a goat we benefit milk, butter and other sub products. My father is able to sell a few sheep and a cow each year and with the income he raises, he buys what we need the most in our home. The stock food that is needed for the animals is also planted in our land. My father plants alfalfa and corn. My parents receive every month a small amount considered as social assistance. This amount is given to our family because we are poor and what we benefit from agriculture is not enough.  Living Water Adopt a Child have rented a place in Trebinja where we go to do our children’s Bible classes and where the adults gather for Bible study meetings. I am happy that I can learn from the Bible about the lord Jesus. My friends and I go there every Monday after we finish school.  I am happy that as I am registered in the programme of Adopt a Child, I am benefiting help spiritually and physically. Every month, I have received a package containing groceries. God bless you for your constant care on me.

Translated by Martin Rucolli

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