Meri is from a community in Andamarca region in Peru. During one of our mission visits, we were reading to her older brother a book used in our Quechua Wanca literacy program. Well, Meri was next to her brother and was listening attentively. She then realized it was in her own language: Wanca. Then she took the book from her brother and she started to read. She said ‘This is so nice, I’m going to learn to read it too so I can bring it to school to show it to my friends. I’ve never seen a book in my own language!’ Meri continued to read very excitedly, looking at the illustrations and exclaimed ‘we have these animals too, and these birds!
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