Juan Carlos came to me when he was 6 years old. This letter was written in 2001 when he was 17 and in his second year of carpentry in the technical school.
Dear Directora Claudia:
I want to say thank you very much for everything that you did for me. When I was thirsty, when I was hungry you fed me and gave me drink. When I didn’t have clothes you dressed me, because you love me. You were with me in good and bad times. You gave me an education. You changed my future and now my life is different. I have great opportunities.
I remember that when I was a little one, I was very sad because I missed my grandmother especially during Christmas, and you took me to your home and dried my tears and gave me your love. You made me feel much better and all of this is the reason why I love you a lot. You are very special in my life.
– Juan Carlos Salgado