We’ve recently received an update from Jerson. Jerson 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 Jerson new clothing, shoes, healthcare and educational support since March, 2011!
Update from Jerson
I hope you are in good health along with your family. I like soccer. I play on a team called “Menor la arenosa”. Last week, we played a game in “El modern” stadium. We won the game. I play forward. I also went to the movies with my parents to watch a film. In my spare time, I like to listen to romantic music. What kinds of music do you like? I am doing well in school especially chemistry because this is the subject that I like the most because I would like to become a good chemist. My family sends lots of blessings.
Nothing else to tell you. I say goodbye to you.
Update from Children International
Age / Health
Jerson turned 11 years old on his last birthday, which was in December. The last time he was measured and weighed, he had grown to 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 107 pounds.
School / Activities
Jerson attends school. According to Jerson, his favorite subjects are math and chemistry.
Jerson loves to spend his free time engaged in activities like playing soccer. His hobbies or talents are dancing and singing.
Jerson lives with his family. His father, Julio, is a driver. His mother, Antonela, is a homemaker. While the household income varies depending on the availability of work, they usually average about $250 a month.
The family lives in a house, which is constructed of concrete walls, concrete flooring and a corrugated tile roof. His house has two bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. Jerson sleeps in a wooden bed. Cooking facilities consist of an gas stove. Electricity is available. The sanitary facility is a toilet. The family is fortunate to have running water in their home.
Jerson’s home city of Barranquilla is known as the “Golden Gate to Colombia” because it’s situated on the Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s major waterway. The city of 1.5 million residents has a relaxed yet sophisticated European flair, featuring upscale restaurants, stores and nightclubs. Barranquilla’s poor live in slums such as Villa Esperanza (Village of Hope), which is anything but. There’s little work in these places. Most parents eke out meager livings selling water door to door, standing at stoplights hawking phone cards and handmade trinkets or setting up tables to sell fruit and vegetables. CI community centers are beacons of hope for these families. The libraries, health and dental clinics, and halls are normally filled with boisterous children, happy mothers and eager youth – all of them committed to bringing improvements to their lives and communities.
Thankfully, our sponsorship is helping Jerson by monitoring his health and providing him with the essentials he 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 Jerson the support they need.