August 1, 2002
Dulce Esther belongs to a humble and needy family. The father has to work hard as a day laborer. The mother works as a housemaid. The family's monthly income is approximately less than U.S. $69.00. It is really low and they have serious problems to cover all their most urgent needs. They belong to the Nahuatl ethnic group and they speak their dialect and Spanish. They own their dwelling. It consists of two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom. It is made of wood and it has no drainage. Their furniture consists of chairs, a table, and a bed. Their daily meals are not well balanced due to the lack of resources. Dulce Esther is considered a healthy child and she has been vaccinated against the major childhood diseases. She is cheerful and friendly. She tries to help at home, doing some chores, such as running errands. She is attending an upper grade of elementary school and her favorite subject is Mathematics.