My name is Mercedes. I am 15 years old. I come from Dar es Salaam. I am the second born among five children. My father died when I was still very young due to difficult life which we live. At that time life became more difficult especially to my mother who got another relationship with a man who don’t care about family needs. And my mother tried her best to make sure that I finish my primary studies. At home we can only eat once a day because most of the time we depend only in the charity of our neighbors. I am not even sure if I can study Secondary Studies with this kind of life.
My first impression at first I am surprised with the big beautiful 4th and 7th story buildings because I did not experience of walking on the stairs. And also the food that I was taking here is very much impressive because such food we could eat only if there is special occasion like birthday in our neighbor’s house.
What I like most from the Sisters of Mary is its good environment and the way I learn about balancing of time which means everything we are doing got its own time. This taught me that in everything I do I have to do my best. To manage my time properly with good result. Also the different skills and the talents that I discover such as singing and dancing. And this will be my future way of life.
I would like to pursue a doctor of medicine one day because I saw many people suffered here in Africa especially my family and because they don’t have money means the poorest of the poor. It becomes difficult to them to go to the hospital to get treatment. So this profession can be a good means that I can use to solve such problem. The way I imagine my life after graduating is that I will be a successful person because the way I am living here is a good foundation to me to have a good and better future. I imagine also using the different talents that I have in order to reach my dreams and goals in life.
I would like to say Thank you very much our beloved donors and benefactors for your generosity and kindness especially to the poorest of the poor like me because without your donation through the Sisters I would not be here in a good place where I can get different skills and discover my talent. May God Bless you and give you many graces because it is from giving we receive. I promise that I will do my best to study hard to reach my goals.