My name is Milagrosa. I am 14 years old. My father abandoned us 14 years ago when I was born with heart problems.My mother works to support our family, and during the day I take care of my three brothers who are 16, 11, and 3, mainly the little one, and do the chores.
Because of my heart condition, I could not advance in public school. I found out about the night Alfalit program in Honduras. My mother said I could go.
I am in Level 1. I am learning reading, writing, and mathematics. I feel good because I am learning to put words together and can read fairly well. I still do all my chores, but my mother sees my progress and encourages me to keep up my classes. I feel good that my mother says I am a great help to her.”Milagrosa Estele Elete, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Each student teaches another one!
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I am Juana Domingos. I am 47 yrs old and I am a 4th grade student in Alfalit Angola. I have 5 children.
• Why are you studying at this age?
I was working at a Customs Company for 27 yrs. If I had studied I could be a boss, but because I didn’t study that was not possible. The Company hired Elisa to be responsible for the Cleaning Department and I was fired. That’s why I want to change the course of my life.
• What has changed in your life?
Ah! So many things! Before I used to go to the bank to get my salary and I had to put my fingerprint as my signature, but now, when I go, the lady still prepared everything so I could use my fingerprint, but I told her I could sign my name. I am so happy.
I used to throw away many documents of my kids, but now I read them to decide if I should I throw them away.
My kids were very happy when I gave them the important documents.
Now I understand the Bible better than before, I don’t know why, maybe because I can read by myself.
• What is the last thing you would like to share?
May God bless my teacher and Alfalit for everything they are doing in my life