â€œTo the one who gives my family a helping hand ...
I am a father of 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. I care for my family alone.
When my wife lived with us she drank from Sunday to Wednesday. She would sleep all day long â€“ my kids used to see her in that situation. Sometimes she would wake up and be a different woman and be nice with the kids. But we couldnâ€™t carry on. One day we found her in the street, drugged, and there was an argument. It wasnâ€™t safe for my children.
We decided to move from our former house and we came down here to this community where we are right now. My dream is to build a house for my kids, a safe place.
The Compassion programme has been a great help to us. Three of my children are registered. Daniel is the youngest â€“ heâ€™s a very intelligent kid and loves going to the project every day.
My childrenâ€™s sponsors provide school materials and at the project they get good meals. When times have been bad the project staff have given me food baskets or even some wood I needed for my house.
I give everything for my kids and I do everything to provide for them. Even if it is raining I go out for work. But sometimes money is still a difficulty.
I am a taxi driver right now. I have to give the owner of my cab over half of the money I earn and then the rest is for daily food.
My prayer is for Daniel to be able to study. I want my kids to study to be professionals.
Thanks to you I know he will have this opportunity. I want you to know my thankfulness. I want you to know you are a great help to us.
Santa Crua de la Sierra, Bolivia