October 13, 2009
Mari Paz belongs to a humble and needy family. The father is a responsible man. He works hard as a small scale farmer. The mother takes care of her family and does the house chores. The family's monthly income is approximately less than U.S. $76.00. It is really low and they have serious problems to cover all their most urgent needs. They own their dwelling. It consists of two rooms, a kitchen, and a latrine. It is made of adobe with a corrugated roof. It has no drainage and their furniture is in poor conditions. Their daily meals are not well balanced due to the lack of resources. They very seldom eat meat or chicken. Mari Paz is considered a healthy child and she has been vaccinated against the major childhood diseases. She is cheerful and friendly. She is fond of drawing and coloring. She is still very small to help in the house chores. She is attending preschool where she is learning the vowels, numbers, colors, etc. Her brothers' names are Ulises, Musio, and Juan Carlos.