I am so behind. There were many letters that arrived while we were on our cruise, and many more that have come between our return and Christmas. Just too many the post here I hope to start up again in the new year.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
I'm very happy to receive your letters and pictures. Thank you for sending me pictures of your family. I'm glad that Briana can play in a concert. I want to tell you that I don't know what kind of job my mom would like to have because I have never asked her. I will ask her.
I know a town called El Salio but I haven't seen the water fall. My mom doesn't let me go out often.
I am glad you are with your granddaughter and having fun with all your grandchildren. I'm glad that you have been with your husband for 50 years. I know that I'm a miracle from God and that he watches over me. Yes, I see the moon sometimes and it is beautiful and yes, we are watching the same moon. Yes, it must be amazing to watch the earth from the moon. It must be exciting.
I like talking a lot and I like to watch TV. The birthday cake looks beautiful. I made a cup and it has candy inside and I also made a beautiful card.
We did a lot of activities related to Mother's Day at school. We sang, said poems and tere were dramas and choreographies. I want to tell you that I'm in 6th grade and we finished the 3rd partial and I got good grades. God willing I will start the 4th partial.
Beverly Sykes, how often do you meet with your friends? What do you like most about your husband? I will keep praying for you and your family that you can stay together and happy. I ask you to pray for me that I finish my studies so I can take care of my mother. I send you hugs and kisses through the distance. I hope to hear from you soon.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; Defend the rights of the poor and needy." - Proverbs 31:8-9
Monday, December 21, 2015
Osmiry has been in business for the past two years. She is originally from the Dominican Republic and is the proud owner of JJO Transport LLC, a transportation and trucking business that does long-haul delivery jobs for dry goods.
Osmiry moved to Perth Amboy and quickly obtained her first job as a school bus driver. Osmiry learned about the trucking business from when a friend of hers asked her to fill in as a helper with one of her trucks. After a year of helping, she took a position as a full-time driver. She saved as much as possible in order to purchase her first truck at the beginning of 2015.
Over the last two years, Osmiry has grown her business so that it employs four people, all of whom are proud parents and community members. Her business now contracts with Amazon, and this Kiva loan will help Osmiry put another truck on the road and hire another driver, which will increase the impact her business has on the community. It will also help her business continue to thrive so that she can support her fiance and two children at home.