My name Yesly. I am thirteen years old. I will tell you a little about my life, I was born in the department of Petén and five years ago I lived in Bella Vista San Andrés Petén, with my mother, father and my brother whose name is Juan. One unexpected day something happened that I never imagined. In November 2016, my mother passed away due to a serious illness, they took her to the hospital, but they couldn’t do anything for her, a few days later they buried her in Chiquimula and my father, after the burial, left me in Chiquimula with my grandparents, who are My mom’s parents. My dad returned to where we lived before, along with my brother from them, I managed to finish living with my grandparents.
Since I was eight years old I have lived with my grandparents, thanks to their efforts, I managed to finish primary school.
I haven’t known anything about my dad and my brother for some time, as time went on my dad started calling by phone only for a few months and helping me financially, then he didn’t do it anymore. I stayed with my grandparents, but they are already old and I am also grateful to my aunt who helped me finish my studies, but she can’t study basic anymore because she has her two children. My grandparents told me not to be sad, even though I couldn’t continue studying.
I still remember some words that they said to me, that I should not be sad because I have Jesus Christ as my father.
I found out about the Villa through some of my schoolmates that they were going to take the exam to enter. So I decided to take the exam very happily, I prayed to God so that I could win the exam, thank God I did.
Today I feel very happy to be here in Villa, although sometimes I get sad and miss my grandparents a lot. I remember everything they did for me and I ask God to give me strength to continue with my studies and be a professional person when I manage to graduate. So I can help my grandparents and all those who supported me.