Friday, January 28, 2011
And here are photos of Sayonika in India. Her photos are actually quite dark - it looks like they took them at dusk outside.
And her thank you letter: (I got this in December actually!)
I start my letter with best wishes. I hope you all are well. We are all fine. My school has re-opened after our holidays for Durga Puja festival. We had sports in our school and I participated in it. I am doing well in studies. I am very happy to receive from you a stuffed toy (baby elephant) and a red beaded wristlet. I have worn the wristlet on my wrist. I have kept the toy elephant with care and I play with it on holidays. I thank you for the lovely gifts. I end my letter with love and regards,
She seems happy but I do hope that she doesn't keep the elephant just for holidays!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Here's what her letter said, it's written by her mother who's also named Dulce: (my boyfriend co-sponsors her with me, and her mother remembered - so impressed!)
"Dear Dorothee and Nick,
We are so happy to say hello to you. Dulce Sayuri became so happy when she received your gift. She is very happy and she thanks to you. She loved a lot the Teddy bear and she also liked the story books, because she likes me to read stories. The [coloring] book will be very useful for her, since she loves to color and drawing. She loves a lot the rings and bracelets, because she likes the fantasy jewelry like bracelets, ring and necklaces and thank you for the glasses, she also loved them too. She is a girly girl. Thank you so much for making my daughter Dulce Sayuri so happy.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
"Sharing some photos from the Christmas package you sent to Mexico for Perla.
I'm sorry I can not find her letter at the moment, but she told me that she looks forward to learning how to read the book and she will look pretty with the jewlery. She wants me to write soon."
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Age: 7 Sex: M Date of Birth: 3/13/2003
Height: 4 Feet 3 Inches Weight: 71 Pounds Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
2. Attends School: Yes
3. Favorite School Subjects: Grammar
Favorite Pastimes: Playing with friends, Playing soccer, Playing with toys and cars
Chores at Home: General housework
Talents or Hobbies: Drawing
Languages Spoken: Spanish
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S FAMILY:
4. Approximate monthly income for the family (in U.S. Dollars): $233.00
5. Name of Father: Ausente Occupation:
(If not present, why?) Unknown reason
6. Name of Mother: Marlen Occupation: Homemaker
(If not present, why?)
7. Brothers and Sisters:
Name: Adán Age: 19 Sex: M Name: Alfonso Age: 16 Sex: M
Name: Blanca Age: 23 Sex: F Name: Brandon David Age: 4 Sex: M
Name: Noé Age: 19 Sex: M
8. Child lives with: Mother
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S HOME:
9. Description of Home: Bathroom, Kitchen, Two bedrooms
Construction: Walls: Concrete block Roof: Concrete block Floor: Concrete
Cooking Facilities: Gas Stove
Sleeping Accommodations: Beds
10. Facilities and Services:
Water Source: Running water in home
Sanitary Facility: Toilet
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Our first distribution of the year! Children arrived to receive their Chirstmas cards, too.
Posted by Heather M at 5:01 PM
Friday, January 7, 2011
Child Hope Blog to see if your child is there. I found one of mine in the mix =)
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Translation by Chim:
The boy told me that he was Clive Maimbo and that he appreciates the help the he has received from his sponsor in the past. He has received uniforms, bag, pencils etc. These things have really helped him. He says he would appreciate more support because when he completes school, he will be able to get a job and help his family members. He said that without this support, he will be unable to help himself and his family members because his family can not afford to pay the school fees and purchase the things he needs for school.
To sponsor Clive for only $9 a month, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Heather M at 3:49 PM