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Castro Locon

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Bio: Alexis Misael - 3383 Student Name Alexis Misael - 3383 Birth Date: 2/7/2000 Alexis Misael is in 12th grade in 2016. He likes biology class and enjoys reading after school. He lives with his six siblings and his mother in Panajachel. His mother only takes care of the home, his father died unexpectredly on January 2016. The mother desires to continue sending her children to school, but does not afford to pay all the school expenses. She has been ill since November 2015. BIRTHDATE Alexis Misael was born on January 7, 2000. GRADE He is in 12th grade in 2016. He is attending a school in Panajachel. FAVORITE SUBJECT In school he likes biology class. FAVORITE ACTIVITY He enjoys reading books in his free time. FAVORITE COLOR His favorite color is blue. LANGUAGES SPOKEN He speaks Spanish. LIVES IN The family lives in Panajachel. PARENTS/CAREGIVERS The father died on January 2016, leaving the mother taking care for seven children. The mother, Teresa Elizeth, was born in 1980. She does not work out side the house. She only could attend school until 6th grade. She suffers from heart ailments but hasn't had the money to be seen by a doctor. SIBLINGS Alexis Misael (student #3383) was born on January 7, 2000. He is in 12th grade in 2016. Aldo Enrique was born on September 29, 2001. He is in 8th grade in 2016. Mayerly was born on September 14, 2003. She is in 6th grade in 2016. Yulisa Isabel was born on October 30, 2005. She is in 4th grade in 2016. Susana Berenice was born on March 15, 2008. She is 1st grade in 2016. Sayda Keylani was born on December 27, 2010. She is not in school yet. Marleny Elizeth was born on July 25, 2013. She is not in school yet. HOUSING SITUATION The family lives in a one-room house. It is made of adobe, or mud bricks, with a corrugated-tin roof and cement floor. They do not have a kitchen. The mother cooks in the parent's kitchen, but they eat separately. ELECTRICITY They have electricity connected. WATER They have water connected. BATHROOM They have a bathroom, but do not have a shower. They bathe using bucket baths. STOVE They do not have a fuel-efficient, wood-burning Onil stove. They use a non-efficient, wood-burning stove. An Onil stove contains fire in a clay-fired firebox within an insulated, durable stove that sits off the floor, thus minimizing the risk of burns to small children. The stove is vented by a galvanized steel chimney, uses efficient burning technology (reduces wood consumption by 70%) that is better for families and the environment, and virtually eliminates smoke and deadly carbon monoxide in the home. Using the ONIL stove means longer life expectancy, safer child development, and more time and energy for families. PILA They have a pila. A pila is a large, usually outdoor sink made either of cement or plastic that is essential to Guatemalan life. In this sink, they wash clothing and dishes and store water, and for families without a shower, it is used for bucket baths. TABLES AND CHAIRS They have one table and five chairs. CLOTHING STORAGE They do not have any closet. They store their clothes in cardboard boxes. BED They have two beds with mattress. Three children sleep in the floor on woven straw mats. WATER FILTER They do not have a water filter. Tap water in Guatemala is very unsafe for drinking and can lead to parasites and diseae. A water filter would give the family clean, safe drinking water for 550,000 gallons of water, approximately 10 years. CHICKENS They do not have chickens. They do not have a space to care for some. FAMILY NEEDS The family's most urgent need is; school sponsorship. Other family needs are: Food supplies A kithcen Beds To provide the family with these essential needs, please visit http://www.mayanfamilies.org/DonateNow or contact our Family Aid Coordinator at familyaid@mayanfamilies.org. Thank you!

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