INTERVIEW: MIRELA SULA PHOTOGRAPHY: CHRISTIAN JIBRIL REBECA RIOFRIO was born in Ecuador and today is a successful migrant woman working and living in London. Her life story is incredible, very touching and admirable. Here is what she shared with us. How do you feel when you think about your childhood? I feel extremely lucky in having a huge family.  The advantage of growing up in an unconventional household (no parents) as I grew up with my grandparents, uncles and aunties, was enormous and challenging. If I did something right or wrong I was either rewarded or reprehended by eight members of my family. It was a peculiar yet warm household and I love my childhood memories. How do you remember your relationship with your grandfather? My relationship with my grandfather was exceptional. He was so respected and admired among our community, and I was so proud to be his grandchild. He loved me so much and I was lucky to have had him in my life until last year. He taught me valuable lessons in life that help me in my daily life. What has been his impact in your life? For you to understand my answer you need to know some facts about my grandfather. His name was Jose Figueroa also known as Reverend Figueroa, who was a pastor of a Pentecostal church in South America. He founded more than forty churches in Latin America, and was president of a global missionary denomination. He was a thought cookie, very respected and dedicated one hundred percent to God and to others that needed help. So when my then teenager mother got pregnant by a much older man that didn’t take care of me, it [...]

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