|Birth Date||February 14, 2005|
|Age||16 years old|
|School||Scheel Center (Centro Scheel)|
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Gender Male Birth Date December 15, 2013 Age 8 years old Grade Preschool School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyJosé lives in Jocotenango with his mother, brother and sister. Their house is made of sheet metal and has a cement floor. The house is made up of only one room, and there are two beds that the family share. José's mother is not currently working and the family rely on relatives to help out with household costs. José's father does not live with them and does not currently support them financially. José's favorite color is blue and his favorite animals are dogs. José likes to listen to children's songs, and the one he likes best is called 'La Mariposita' which means 'The Little Butterfly'. In school José's favorite time of the day is playtime. This year his goal is to be able to draw cool things like the pictures on display in his classroom. When he grows up, José would like to do the same job as his father, a demolition worker knocking down houses so that new houses can be built. José said that he wants to do this job so that he can be close to his father.
Gender Female Birth Date April 23, 2006 Age 15 years old Grade 8th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyJenifer lives in Vista Hermosa with her mother, father and brother. Their house is made of cement blocks and sheet metal and has a cement floor. The house has two beds for the four family members. The family uses a tabletop stove to cook their meals. Jenifer's father drives a garbage truck and earns around Q1900 ($242) a month. Jenifer likes to draw and listen to music in her spare time. Her favorite types of music are electronic and rap. Jenifer's favorite color is light blue, and her favorite animals are dogs. In school, Jenifer's favorite class is natural sciences and her goal for the year is to pass her classes. When she is older, she would like to be a surgeon because she would like to help people.
Gender Male Birth Date August 3, 2013 Age 8 years old Grade 1st Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyLusvin lives with his mother and two siblings. His house is made of cement blocks and the floor is made of ceramic tiles. Lusvin's parents are divorced and his mother works as a street cleaner in the Municipality of Pastores, Sacatepéquez. She earns approximately Q2000 ($270) per month. Lusvin's favorite color is blue and his favorite music is Bachata. Lusvin loves to play football at playtime and when he is at home. Lusvin enjoys school, and his goal for this year is to learn to read. When he grows up Lusvin would like to be a veterinarian because he loves to look after animals. Lusvin's favorite animals are dogs, and he was able to look after a dog in his house recently, which led him to want to be a vet when he is older.
Gender Male Birth Date April 11, 2003 Age 18 years old Grade 7th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyYeremy lives with his mother and two sisters in Jocotenango. His father passed away. The family's house is made of cement blocks and sheet metal, and has an earth floor. They share one room and use a table top stove to cook. Yeremy's mother earns money by completing household tasks in other people's houses as well as doing work as a stylist. She earns around Q960 ($122) a month. Yeremy was born with kidney problems and, four years ago, needed a kidney transplant. He received his kidney from his mother. Yeremy takes medicine to help with his kidney problems and has to regulate his diet and water intake when his kidneys are causing him problems. Yeremy receives help from a hospital in Guatemala City who pay for his medicine, although they will only support him until he is 18. Yeremy and his family still have to cover other costs such as transport to medical appointments and medical examination costs. Yeremy's favorite color is white and his favorite animals are dogs. He likes the music of Bad Bunny and Ozuna. Yeremy likes to draw things in his spare time. Yeremy is really happy to be studying at school as he knows how important it is for his future. His favorite subject in school is math and his goal this year is to pass his classes and to continue bettering himself. When he grows up, Yeremy would like to be a doctor because he would like to help children get better.
Gender Male Birth Date February 7, 2013 Age 8 years old Grade 1st Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyVictor lives with his mother, sister and grandparents in Jocotenango. Their house is made of wood and sheet metal. The family don't have an oven or a stove and so have to use firewood to cook their meals. Victor's mother does not work as she has to look after Victor's baby sister, and the family is helped out by Victor's grandfather who pays their rent. Victor's favorite song is 'Osito Gominola' (Gummy Bear) and his favorite color is green. In his spare time Victor likes to play with his mother's telephone. Victor's favorite animals are lions. In school Victor's favorite thing to do is 'tarea' or handwriting practice. When he grows up Victor would like to be a firefighter in order to put out fires.
Gender Female Birth Date February 4, 2004 Age 17 years old Grade 9th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyGuadalupe lives in Jocotenango in a house that is made from cement and sheet metal. She shares her house with eighteen other people, including her mother, two siblings, four uncles, two aunts and ten cousins. The house has four rooms for the nineteen people and there are ten beds to share between them. Guadalupe's father does not live with them or help out with any costs, and so Guadalupe's mother works as a cleaner to help cover the costs of the house. The family also sells different foods as well. Guadalupe's favorite color is pink, and her favorite animals are rabbits. In her spare time, she likes listening to music, in particular reggaeton which is her favorite genre. At school Guadalupe's favorite class is home economics and her goal for the year is to pass ninth grade so that she can go on to study further. In the future she would like to be a secretary because she enjoys working with computers.
Gender Male Birth Date December 16, 2006 Age 15 years old Grade Accelerated Primary Program School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyKevin lives in Ciudad Vieja with his mother, two brothers and two sisters. The bottom part of the house walls is made of cement blocks and the top part is made from sugar canes. The roof is made of sheet metal and the floor is cement. His mother works collecting coffee beans on a farm. For each sack of coffee beans she collects she earns Q40 ($5) and she usually manages 1 sack a day. Kevin's aunt also helps out with money, giving around Q1200 a month because the family cares for her children (Kevin's cousins) while she works. Kevin's favorite hobby is playing football with his friends. He likes the color blue and his favorite animals are dogs. Kevin likes to listen to trap music. In school his favorite subject is math and his goal for this year is to graduate and go on to seventh grade. When he's older he would like to be a lawyer to be able to help and defend people.
Gender Male Birth Date December 31, 2006 Age 15 years old Grade Accelerated Primary Program School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyAdolfo lives in San Pedro Las Huertas with his mother, father and four siblings. He has a fifth sibling who has disappeared. The family lives on a farm and looks after the house for the owners in exchange for staying there. The house is made of wood and sheet metal and the floor is cement. The house is made up of only one room that the family share, and the bathroom is external to the house. The family do not have much furniture apart from the beds and use firewood to cook. There are four beds between the seven family members. Adolfo's father is an alcoholic and is not currently working. His mother sells tortillas and earns around Q20 ($2.5) a day. Adolfo's older brother works to help pay for the family's food. Adolfo's younger sister has Down syndrome and goes to a special school. Adolfo's favorite color is red and his favorite animals are cats. In his spare time Adolfo likes to listen to music, and his favorite singer is Ozuna. In school Adolfo enjoys practicing his handwriting so that he can write neatly. When he is older he would like to be a professional football player.
Gender Male Birth Date April 11, 2010 Age 11 years old Grade 1st Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyCristian lives in San Felipe with her mother and four siblings. Their house is made of sheet metal, though does not have a floor. The family's house is a single room, with 3 beds. The family rent their house, and the owner has also lent them a table top stove to cook with. The family does not have any other furniture or appliances, save for a small table. Cristian's father passed away near the end of 2018. Cristian's mother does housework for families, earning around Q100 ($12) a week. Cristian's favourite food is frijoles (beans) and rice and his favorite animals are spiders. Cristian doesn't have a favorite color as he likes all of them the same. Cristian likes to be active. His favorite subject in school is Physical Education and his favorite thing to do at home is to play football with his brother. Cristian would like to be a builder when he grows up, as he would like to construct things. His goal for this year is to learn how to read.
Gender Female Birth Date September 12, 2005 Age 16 years old Grade 7th Grade School Scheel Center (Centro Scheel) Country Guatemala
BiographyDayana lives in Jocotenango with her mother, brother and 3 uncles. The house they live in has a metal front and inside their room is made of cement blocks. Dayana's family have one room in the house, and her three uncles each have their own room. Dayana's parents are separated, and her father sends Q800 ($100) a month to support the family. Dayana's mother sells different food including sandwiches and earns around Q800 ($100) a month. Dayana likes the color black and her favorite animals are cats. She loves to dance, especially to rap, trap and a bit of reggaeton music. Dayana likes being in the Scheel Center and her favorite class is Natural Sciences. Her goal for this year is to achieve everything she sets her mind on. When she grows up, Dayana would like to be a veterinarian because of her love for animals.
Gender Male Birth Date March 20, 2011 Age 10 years old Grade 2nd Grade School Dreamer Center (Centro Soñador) Country Guatemala
BiographyDiego lives in San Felipe with his parents and two brothers. The walls of his house are made out of cement blocks, the roof is metal and the floor is made of cement. Diego's father is a builder's assistant and earns Q2000 ($255) a month. Diego's mother does not work and looks after the house. The house has a table top stove and also use firewood to cook. Diego's favorite animals are birds and his favorite food is pizza. Diego likes the color red and his favorite musician is Ozuna. At school his favorite activity to do in class is 'tarea' which is like handwriting practice. His goal for this year in school is to pass all of his classes. When he grows up Diego would like to be a police officer because they have guns and they arrest bad people.