Our Voices: Mayra from NPH Bolivia
Even though *Mayra is concerned about her family and friends during this pandemic, she knows that she can put her faith in God.
October 8, 2020 - Bolivia
Hello the World,
I hope that you are well. I am writing from Casa Padre Wasson at NPH Bolivia.
I am worried about many things. I am worried about my family here at the home, my godparents and all of the people whose relatives are sick. I am also worried about the people who do not have work and who do not have anything to eat as well as the students who cannot go to class.
I am concerned about the life outside the home because things are so different. Sometimes I think that my mother has no job and no money and I wonder how she is going to feed my brothers and sisters. The truth is that I am very concerned about that. I always ask God to help everyone, especially for my family, my NPH family and for all the people that help our home. I really hope that all of this passes so I can continue with my career path so I can become a professional.
I arrived at NPH in March 2015. I came to NPH because my father worked in the city and my mother lived in the countryside leaving us alone at home. For this, my grandmother talked to my father and then my father started looking for homes and he found NPH. At first, I didnít like the idea of coming to the home, but when I got here, I really liked it. I have been here for 5 years. I graduated secondary school last year and I am currently during my year of service now. I like working because I like supporting the home. I feel like everyone here is my family and I donít want to leave home to study at university, but I know I have to keep going and moving forward.
I work from 8:30 to 12:30 in the morning, have lunch then again from 2:20-4:30. I like to play a lot of sports, so me and a group of girls get up early and play from 6:00 to 7:40 in the morning. We practice soccer then I go to work. From 5:00-6:00 in the afternoon, I practice kick boxing and after I return to my house for dinner. I do these activities Monday through Friday and on the weekend, I play soccer and volleyball all afternoon. Saturday morning, we clean our house and do our chores and work. Sundays we rest and celebrate mass. But with COVID-19 we only have a celebration because we donít have a father, but it is still beautiful.
Having godparents is very important to me because thanks to them, several kids form this home and from other homes have become professionals. They give us many opportunities to improve our life and to have a better future. During all of my time here at the home, whenever I receive a letter from my godparent, I am so happy. And finally, I want to thank all of the godparents and caretakers who take care of us and support us and helping us become better people.
Thank you for all of your love and support and please take care of yourselves.
*Name of the minors have been changed to protect the privacy of the child.
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Youth at NPH Bolivia