Lizbet de la Cruz
Mi name is Lizbet, I am 28 years old and I lived in Villa el Salvador district, in Lima, for most of my life. In my country I studied French with the intention of migrating to Montreal, Canada, where my sister lives. But since I was little, I had the dream of knowing the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum, so when the opportunity to migrate to Belgium to work and improve my French came, I didn’t think twice. This is how I spent the last four years of my life in Belgium.
After surviving a harsh winter, I decided to study nursing in Leuven. At that time, I faced a great challenge: learning the Dutch language. To this day I am impressed to know that there are many dialects, although this is a small country.
I will graduate as a nurse in June of this year. For now, I work taking care of children. But after my graduation I would like to work in a hospital, here in Belgium, and save money to buy a house, besides traveling to Peru on vacations every year, if possible.
Being a migrant taught me that changing does not mean forgetting my past but improving as a person day by day without forgetting my roots.