Joel Spaho
Ref# KD0530

About Me
My name is Joel Spaho. I'm a 5-year-old.
Birthday

My birthday is
July 7, 2017.
Attends Program

Kotodesh

Program Country

Albania

Sponsorship Type

Child

My Story

Hello! My name is Joel Spaho. I am a 3 years old boy and my birthday is on July 7th. I am doing well and enjoy good health. My favorite color is blue. At present I am attending the kindergarten from morning till midday. I enjoy my time there learning new things from my teacher and playing with my friends with the few toys that the kindergarten has got. Because of the Pandemic situation we need to wear our masks always when we are outside our homes. Right after my mother takes me from the kindergarten I meet together with my friends or cousins who live near my home and play for a short while. We don’t get to play for too long because the weather is very cold. We have snow in the mountains and the temperatures remain very low. During the evenings I like to watch cartoons for a while or play with my toys that I have at home.  The Living Water Adopt a Child church of Kotodesh has activities almost daily for the youth that are above 13 years old and this is so that we can keep the distancing pandemic rules. The children as me, below this age go to the feeding centre only when we receive the food package, once a month. The youth and the ladies have their Bible study meetings during the week. The youth after the Bible study fellowship altogether, play football or volleyball at our centre and during the evenings they also gather to watch a Christian movie. The church service in Kotodesh is every Saturday.

My family and I live in Kotodesh. The house in which we live is old and contains two rooms. Our house doesn’t offer appropriated living conditions to us. I have six members in my family. My father’s name is Zenel and my mother’s name is Enxhi. I have a four months old baby sister whose name is Iliana. My grandparents live in my home and under the care of my parents. They are old in age and have retired from their jobs. They get a small village pension but my parents supply their needs. My father and mother work in our family land and they usually plant wheat, corn and alfalfa. My mother same as all the ladies of the village bakes the bread at home so that we don’t have to buy it on the shop and for this reason, my parents plant wheat and grind it to flour. My parents plant alfalfa and corn so that they can provide the stock food the cow needs especially during the winter. My father or grandparents feed the cow in the stable we have close to our home. Carrying for the cow, we gain milk, cheese, butter and other products that we can consume daily. My father sells its calf and with the amount he gets he buys to us more food or whatever is the most needed in our family. At times my father is also emigrating so that he can provide better for us, but during this year he hasn’t gone to Northern Macedonia because of the Pandemic situation. My mother and grandmother planted last year the vegetable garden and during the autumn what was not consumed they have preserved so that we can consume these vegetables during the winter. We have got peppers, tomatoes as preserved as well as beans and onions. My family and I are living in poverty and we are thankful to the Adopt a Child programme for the help and support to us. God bless you!

Translated by Martin Rucolli

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