My name is Angie. I was born in Tegucigalpa. I am now 16 years old with a mother and a stepfather. I have my two younger siblings and each one of us has a different father. I do not have the chance to know who my real father is. My mother could not sustain my needs so she placed me in the orphanage from a very tender age until 5 years old.
Upon my arrival at home, I was surprised with two things: my mother lived with a Nicaraguan man and I had a new younger sister. This man was really a bad man because he treated badly my mother like punching her, telling insulting words to her, making her work forcefully and they quarreled every now and then. He was also an alcoholic. I had a great fear during the night because he started to approached and touch me lustfully. One time, he asked me to sleep with a dog in the street and so I escaped and went to the house of my grandmother. Finally, they encountered me in my grandmother´s house. I never spoke about this matter to my mother because he treated me that if I´ll tell my mother, he would kill her. At the age of 7, I revealed this to my mother and grandmother that I was abused by him. My mother separated from him. From that time on, I looked at myself as a dirty girl and I had a desire to kill myself. I had a psychological treatment but it did not bring to good. I had tried always to have good grades even at times we received classes in tents. I had always this bad luck because the boys always following me until one time my cousin wanted to abuse me but was not able to do it.
My mother found out that there is a school named “The Sisters of Mary School Girlstown” and thought that this was a blessing for me to be able to study. I took the entrance examination in this school and I passed. On the first day of staying here in the school, I just could not imagine how big the school was and I was filled with much joy. I was thinking that all the people around me like the girls and the sisters were fantasies. Yes, it was hard for me to live in this type of living but I did it. I am now a graduating student.
Here in the Girlstown, I am learning academically and spiritually. The thing that I liked the most here is the sisters that in reality, they dedicate themselves in protecting us, giving much priority in their roles as mother and they are very good, they are listening when we want to tell them something and give their service totally to us.
I am still undecided on what I want in the future. These three things are on my mind namely: Agribusiness Engineering, Medicine and Foreign Languages. I`ll do my best each day to be able to learn more.
I gave thanks to our benefactors because lots of girls like me can also pursuit studying, not only this can have a good accommodation in comparison with the life before entering here. In reality, you are a great blessing from God to us. Rest assured always of our constant prayers. May God bless you all.