Ana celebrated her 63rd birthday on May 3, and here she is with her mother, Minga. Minga is 76; she had Ana when she was 13. Ana was actually raised in the village by Minga’s aunt, and when I was in the Peace Corps in the late 1960’s, Minga already had five more children. She was by then 26. Ana used to come around regularly, but she didn’t live with the Delgados.
These days Ana and her mother are close. Ana is providing Minga a home, and care, during the week while she undergoes dialysis in Panama City.
Ana is a kind, soft-spoken, thoughtful, lovely, deeply religious woman. She has a long term spouse, Raoul. They have raised their own family, and now are raising Mileybus. They are good people. Ana is a good person. Like her mother.
Happy Birthday Ana, from all of us. 🙂