Written by Lucy Chang, who is in charge of Casa Ricci's correspondence in Spanish.
1 – Why did you come to Casa Ricci? What motivated you to embrace this work?
Before a friend of mine introduced me to this institution I had never heard of it. After that I was also introduced to a Spanish Jesuit called Fr. Ruiz, that had already been working in Macao and Mainland China for many years, bringing financial help to the poor lepers of many different places in China. Latter those donations were also used to help AIDS affected people.
I am motivated to do this work because I feel I can help other people.
2 – What is for you the most fulfilling aspect of your daily work in Casa Ricci?
What makes me feel more fulfilled is that, not being a native from this lovely place, I can nevertheless be useful in this center.
To give testimony of our faith in the middle of situations of great suffering and poverty. About the works of Fr. Ruiz in Mainland China I am responsible for the correspondence in Spanish, and for all the donations that we receive from Latin and central America. I am very consoled to see that so many people supports us and send money to help.
3 – An aspect that you consider difficult in your work with Casa Ricci. (Something that is a challenge for you)
The fact that I don’t know Chinese. Frankly speaking Chinese language with its dialects its very hard for me. I am not good in languages.
4 – An experience that you had in Casa Ricci and that has impressed you.
One thing that impresses me about Casa Ricci is that, in spite of having people from many different places, cultures and mentalities, we can come together for the sake of a common good and to help other people in need.