Although I have not been able to collect all the presents for the children of Calheta, I have today been handed some of the latest. Paula Marina and Rosario kindly handed them out to Carla Brigida, who in turn brought them to me, together with a few blouses and two pairs of sandals she herself separated from her own things in case they are necessary for any other child.
I have been given a decorated bag with two beautiful T-shirts, a violet skirt, some underwear, a pair of sandals and child jewellery for Livia, together with an envelope, to which I have added a small rag doll (given by little Beatriz). Livia's "Godmother" Paula Marina has also included two aditional T-shirts for any other child who may need them.
I have also been given a card decorated pack for Carla with the presents bought by her "Gardian Angel" family (Rosario and her daughter Nair). I have photographed it from the front and back ... and although I have been authorized to open it (for carrying purposes, as I am struggling with lack of space) I will only do that if I have to ... I would like Carla to get it the way this family has wanted her to.