Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring: From Our Students

Students from The Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut are always eternally grateful to our role in their educational and life advancements. So, they write to us and share their stories about their life in America, their travels, their successes, and their challenges and how they’ve overcome them. We want to share their stories with you, too, because your support has made their new life possible!


  • Esperanza Castillo – My Life My name is Esperanza Castillo, I am the last of six siblings Mari, Marco, Yanina, Edison, Mireya and me. I was born in Ecuador in a town called Puerto Quito, it is the northwest of the Province of Pichincha, this is where I went to school. After I finished, I went to live with my older sister to study College and University where I graduated with a Commercial Engineer in Quito. In between I worked in a supermarket as a cashier and in a pawn shop. While in university I worked in the Bank Solidario. At this time I met Jose, got engaged had two daughters Leahn and Linnette which are now 5 and 3 years old. I then returned to live in my hometown at my in-laws while Jose worked in this country and hoped to get citizenship. The moment came in the year 2012 when, after a long wait ... Read more