Greetings to all members of the board of Doctors for Mozambique foundation

My name is ÉRICA ELIAS VENÂNCIO, I was born on March 3, 2006 in the city of Chimoio and I have lived there since then.

Firstly, I would like to thank DfM together with APESMO, because thanks to your support my dream can become a reality.

Next I will tell you a little about my story: when my mother met my father they had the idea of going in search of a better life in the city of Chimoio because they lived in Nampula, once there my mother got pregnant and I was born, But 6 months after I was born, my father abandoned us, and my mother had to raise me alone. I was able to see my father a few times, but only a few times and he never helped with the expenses. I haven’t seen him in about 5 or 6 years. For some time during my childhood I had to stay at my mother’s friend’s house, because she had gotten a simple job and had no one to stay with me. I completed my primary level thanks to people from outside who helped some children where I studied. I did grades 8 and 9 at another school and grades 10, 11, and 12 at the boarding school in Mangunde . And today, thank God, I managed to win the DOCTORS FOR MOZAMBIQUE scholarship.