Hello! My name is Leandro Pere. I am 11 years old and my birthday is on September 28th. My favorite color is black. I choose my sport outfits in this color. My future dream is to be a driver. I am attending the sixth grade at school and am doing my maximum to study the lessons we take from our teachers. My favorite school subject is literature and language. When I return from school I help my parents and care to feed our cow. During the day, when I find free time I get together with my friends to play. My favorite game is football. We play in the roads close to our houses but occasionally we play also in the school field. I like to read novels and outside school books and usually I prefer to read during the evenings.
My family and I live in Dunica, This village is located in Upper Mokra, Pogradec. I have four persons in my family. My father’s name is Lavdimir and my mother’s name is Hyke. I have an older sister. Her name is Eriola. She is already married and lives with her family. We get to see her not too often. My father and mother work in the fields that we own as family. During this year they have planted wheat, corn and alfalfa. My parents harvest the wheat on July and grind it to flour. My mother bakes the bread at home and this is why we plant wheat in the fields, so that we don’t have to buy the bread. Besides the wheat, my mother has also planted vegetables for us in the garden that we have close to our home. My mother provides for us fresh vegetables as beans, peppers, tomatoes, onions, etc. My parents are planting corn as well as alfalfa so that they can provide the stock food that our animals consume during the winter when they are being feed inside the stable. We have 50 cows and my father cares for them. Keeping the cows we sell their calves every year and earn income and in the same time, we provide for consumption milk, butter, cheese and yogurt. My father is able to sell the calves to butchers as well as the milk to a factory and he earns income. My father is also emigrating to work in Greece for three months every year. He works there shepherding flocks he can provide more income for us all. Even that we are not very poor, we remain challenged in many ways living in the village.
The Living Water International team goes to Dunica on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There we have rented a home to do our Bible classes for the children as well as a Bible study for the men and ladies. The children in Dunica who are registered in the sponsorship programme of Adopt a child come together with their parents in these meetings. Once every six weeks, each child receives a food package that contains groceries as pasta, rice, oil, sugar and other food items. We are thankful to the Lord for each of the sponsors who bless the children to be feed physically and spiritually. God bless you all!
Translated by Martin Rucolli
Adopt a Child Albania