We’ve recently received an update from Ana. Ana is one of the 16 children that Care2 members sponsor by regularly clicking on the Care2 Click to Donate pages. Our members daily clicks have provided Ana new clothing, shoes, healthcare and educational support since April 2004!
Update from Ana
Hello! How are you? I’m so happy to be writing to you from my lovely city. I have so many things to tell you. I’m doing great in school. My classmates are very good to me. I study from Monday to Friday. I take sewing classes. I’m very hard-working. My teachers are very good. They explain to me very well. I take classes about citizens’ participation on Saturdays. I learn to tell stories and many more interesting things. On weekends I go to my aunts and uncles in the countryside with my family. I also go to the movie theater and many interesting places. It’s also a lot of fun. I like going to the pool. Let me tell you that I’m going to receive my First Communion and Confirmation very soon. Sponsor thank you so much for giving me the opportunity of having a better future. My family and I send you a big hug.
Goodbye with affection,
Update from Children International
Age / Health
Ana turned 17 years old on his last birthday, which was in March. The last time she was measured and weighed, she had grown to 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 127 pounds.
School / Activities
Ana attends school. According to Ana, her favorite subjects are math and grammar.
Ana loves to spend her free time engaged in activities like drawing, which she considers one of her talents.
Ana lives with her family. Her father, Pedro, is a painter. His mother, Mirian, is a homemaker. While the household income varies depending on the availability of work, they usually average about $368 a month.
The family lives in a house, which is constructed of concrete walls, concrete flooring and a corrugated metal roof. His house has two multi-use rooms and a kitchen. Ana sleeps in a bed. Cooking facilities consist of a gas stove. Electricity is available but regulated. The sanitary facility is a latrine. The family is fortunate to have running water in their home.
Ana’s home city of Guayaquil, is Ecuador’s largest city and a vibrant seaport known internationally as “The Pearl of the Pacific.” A draw for tourists and business, Guayaquil is the driving force behind Ecuador’s economy. But there’s another side to Guayaquil…one tourists seldom see. Immense slums packed with ramshackle shacks and masses of desperately poor families scrounging by on little to nothing. Children International has seven community centers spread throughout these impoverished neighborhoods, gradually filling some of Guayaquil’s most downtrodden communities with hope, health and opportunity for a brighter future.
Thankfully, our sponsorship is helping Ana by monitoring her health and providing her with the essentials she needs, such as:
• New clothing and shoes
• Basic health care, dental care and medicine
• Educational support, like school uniforms and supplies
A big thank you to the Care2 members that have been clicking daily and providing children like Ana the support they need.