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Javier M.

Age: 11
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Grade: 6th
Family: Lives with parents, twin sister, and two younger sisters.

Javier’s Story (Translated to English):

At this moment, everyone in my family helps each other, because my father was fired because of the situation in Nicaragua. He used to work as a mason. Now we are living off the tortilla sales. We also have a small local convenience store.

I’m proud of my family because they support me when I have difficulties, they advise me on how to overcome them, and they also have taught me to be an enterprising kid and look for solutions. I help my parents by selling tortillas in the neighborhood. We love each other so much.

When I was a child I really wanted to learn English. Thanks to God and this ESL program, it has become possible. My parents support me in my studies and they let me go to the English Program.

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Samuel A.

Age: 10
Location: Miramar, Nicaragua
Grade: 6th
Hobbies: Soccer
Family: Lives with grandparents, aunt, uncle, half-brother, and five cousins.

Samuel’s Story (Translated to English):

My parents separated a long time ago. My mother went to Managua to work and she met someone there. Then she had my little brother who is 8 years old today. My dad also found another woman and they had my little brother, Jerson. After they put my father in prison, I lived with my aunt, Elizabeth, in Miramar, until my mom came to bring me to Managua (where I lived with her and my two brothers). It was so sad. I sold tortillas to enough money to eat. My mom did not have money to buy clothes or food because she was very poor. Then she she brought me to live with my grandmother here in Miramar again. Now I have four moms and though I love them all, I love Magaly a lot. She comes to visit when she can.

My dad tells me that when he gets out of prison, we will build a house where the three of us will live: my brother, Jerson, he and I. I hope that it will be soon. He always tells me to behave and study hard. English pronunciation is hard, but when I do not understand something my cousins explain it to me.

My aunt Gabriela tells me that English will be very useful when I get to high school, so I want to move forward with it.

I want my parents to be proud of me.

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Elizabeth F.

Age: 13
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Grade: 7th
Family: Lives with parents and two older brothers.

Elizabeth’s Story (Translated to English):

I get along with my brothers and I like to spend time with them, but I would like to have my own room because I am growing up and I feel sad not to have my privacy. We live in a house my father inherited from my grandmother when she passed away. The house does not have any room divisions so we use curtains to divide it. My parents have one room and I share the other with my two brothers. We barely have enough room to walk around the bed.

I attend the ESL program and really want to take advantage of their opportunity to so I can help my family in the future.

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Oscar F.

Age: 15
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Grade: 9th
Family: Lives with parents, older brother, and younger sister.

Oscar’s Story (Translated to English):

Having our own house is a blessing because my family does not need to rent or move often, but my dream is to find a job and help my parents because my dad works long hours and is not well paid. I would like to help improve our house, which is in really bad condition. I would also like to have a computer in order to do my school and English homework.

I am in the ESL program in Managua with my two siblings. At first, I did not want to speak up in class because I was shy and self-conscious of my English skills. But I have learned a lot and now I try to participate as much as I can. I really want to become bilingual.

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Ricardo F.

Age: 17
Location: Managua, Nicaragua
Grade: 12th
Family: Lives with parents, younger brother, and younger sister.

Ricardo’s Story (Translated to English):

I support my parents in every way I can, especially at home, but I feel frustrated because I would like to help them financially to improve our home. It would be great if we could each have our own room to keep our things in, but this is especially important for my sister, Elizabeth. I have often looked for a job to help my family, but nobody has hired me because I am so young. My mother says that it is better for me to continue studying and take advantage of the help and support they can provide me.

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David S.

Age: 11
Location: Miramar, Nicaragua
Grade: 6th
Family: Lives with grandmother, two brothers, aunt, and two cousins.

David’s Story (Translated to English):

My childhood was very difficult because my father drank a lot and was very aggressive with my Mom until they separated. When I was 4 years old, my Dad took me to Nagarote without saying a word to my mom. When she realized where I was, she went to look for me and my dad did not want to go back with her. Eventually, my Dad started another a new relationship with my stepmother and they had my little sister. Then, my father died and my Mom brought me to my grandmother’s house in Miramar. My Mom works in Nagarote now and I live with my grandma and brothers. I missed my Mom and Dad a lot. This is a sad life for me.

On Sundays, I get to come to English classes with my two brothers, which distracts me from my situation. I thank everyone for being here and giving us these classes. I want to keep going, although sometimes it takes me a bit to learn English because I forget things and I do not understand what the teachers are saying. But I would like to learn more and be able to write and speak better English.

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