Meet an Amiguita ~ Elisa*

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Elisa* is a patient young woman whose love for her four siblings is seen on a daily basis. You can often catch her reading amidst the chaos of Zumba dancing and loud music, or talking outside with friends and siblings. Although her overall demeanor is quiet and collected she has a playful and witty side that will surprise you at any given moment.

Read below to learn more about Elisa:

  1. Age: 12
  2. Birthday: July 26th
  3. Grade/School: 5th 
  4. What is your favorite class in school? Math because I want to learn about fractions. 
  5. Who is your favorite teacher? Profe Yadira (Honduran volunteer teacher) because she helps me learn more and gives me advice. 
  6. What is something interesting in class that you have learned recently? We made an origami heart with Mr. Max (2017-2018 BECA teacher) during our origami class in after school activities.  
  7. What do you like to do in your free time? Read because I want to learn more English. 
  8. What do you want to be when you grow up? An engineer.  
  9. What is your favorite part of Amigos de Jesús? The corner of 'hogar' 2 (the house where Elisa lives) because we can talk with our friends there. 
  10. What do you like to do with the volunteers/your 'madrinas'? Cook. 
  11. Who is someone that has been an example to you at the hogar? Madrina Reina because when I was sick she helped me. 
  12. Favorite song: Desde esta noche by Thalía
  13. Favorite color: Pink and light green 
  14. Favorite food: 'Pollo con tajadas' (chicken with fried plantain chips) 
  15. Favorite book: The Chronicles of Narnia

*Name changed to protect privacy

  Elisa, pictured on the left, with her four siblings, posing for a picture at school last year.

Elisa, pictured on the left, with her four siblings, posing for a picture at school last year.

  Elisa and her older sister,   Virginia,* during vacation this past October.

Elisa and her older sister, Virginia,* during vacation this past October.

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  Pictured in the middle, Elisa celebrates her youngest brother's graduation from 'Prepa' (kindergarten) in June of 2017 along with her two sisters.

Pictured in the middle, Elisa celebrates her youngest brother's graduation from 'Prepa' (kindergarten) in June of 2017 along with her two sisters.

  Elisa, pictured on the right, with her older sister and a friend visiting the Mayan Ruins in Copan Ruinas. 

Elisa, pictured on the right, with her older sister and a friend visiting the Mayan Ruins in Copan Ruinas. 

  Elisa and her two sisters showing off their new clothes on Christmas Day this year. 

Elisa and her two sisters showing off their new clothes on Christmas Day this year. 

  Elisa, pictured in the middle, during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in April of 2017, when she received her First Holy Communion. 

Elisa, pictured in the middle, during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in April of 2017, when she received her First Holy Communion.