Letter from Samantha
Updated: Jul 5, 2018
We started sponsoring Samantha in April, and received our first letter from her last week. She turned 16 in May and lives with a single mother in Guadalajara, Mexico. I am excited to have the opportunity to meet her in person in September! She is the middle child in her family, with two brothers. Her t-shirt was what initially caught my eye, but she stuck in my mind because she recently dropped out of school - we're in the process of finding out why, and checking on interest and feasibility as far as her returning to school if we help cover any associated costs. She enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and drawing. In her letter, she writes:
"Dear Jessica Crockett,
I am tall. My height is 166 cm. I have dark hair and my eyes are brown. My favorite food is 'menudo' with handmade 'tortillas'. I also like 'birria'. I like drawing and playing basketball. I like animals so much. I would like to have a cat because I lost mine and I felt so sad for that. Thank you so much for sponsoring me.
She wins the prize for most original first line of a first letter! When I wrote back, I told her that I am not tall. :-) I'm really looking forward to learning more about her, and hopefully finding a way to help her further her education, whether through traditional school or vocational training.