Hello! My name is Arsela Doce. I am a 4 years old girl and my birthday is on September 16th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is red and my future dream is to be a nurse so that I can care for the people who need to get medication. I attend the kindergarten from morning till midday. During the time that I am there, our kindergarten teacher cares for us and we learn many new songs and poems by heart. My friends and I play there with the few dolls and toys that we have there. My mother takes me at lunch time and right after I get my lunch, I get together to play outside with my cousins or my friends who live near my home. We play very close to our home so that our parents can watch us while we play. Because of the pandemic, when I attend the kindergarten, or when I go to the shop together with my mother, I keep my mask on all the time to be protected from the virus.
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 Orgent and my mother’s name is Zhuljeta. I have a brother and a sister. Arjela, my siter is 12 years old. and Griseldo, my brother is nine years old. Griseldo is also in the programme. My family and I, same as all the other ones in my village deal with agriculture 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 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.
About our activities. Living Water Adopt a Child has rented a place in Trebinja where we go to do our children’s Bible classes and where the adults gather for Bible study meetings. Our team goes there on Mondays and in the same time we have both meetings going, for the children as well as for the men and ladies who join our meetings. The children are asked to come once a month to receive the food package belonging to them as a part of physical help. The teens only are allowed to come to our meetings and this is because of the pandemic distancing rules.
Translated by Martin Rucolli
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