My name is Ryana, I am 12 years old. I came from a very poor family. My parents separated when I was still small. My father has another family and is living as a farmer. I have two more siblings. My mother has no permanent job because she did not finish her studies in high school, she work as a laborer: working at the field, as domestic helper and at times as a saleslady in order to keep ends meet. I feel very sad seeing the situation of my family. I really wanted to study in order to help my mother and siblings. I want to become doctor someday, but aside from the poverty of my family, there is also no quality education here in my village.
When the sisters came to my place, I took the exam and interview and thanks be to God I passed and now I am so happy that I am one of the fortunate child of the world. I am learning many things. I am so grateful to God for giving me Father Al, the sisters and our friends who care for me in my new home. Thank you so much for giving me the hope to reach my dream and help my family. Thank you so much.