Geidy Charid Callejas Cortes

Age: 6

Date of birth: January 21, 2007


I live with my mother and 7 siblings.  My mother’s name is Martha Claudia Cortes Acosta and she is 46. My siblings are Heidy (25 years old), Maria del Carmen (15 years old), Alejandro (14 years old), Yara (12 years old), Francisco (11 years old), Karol (7 years old), and Natali (4 years old).  My favorite food is beans, although the nutrition in our home is lacking due to our economic situation.  I do not go to church, but I attend school from 6:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and I am in first grade. My favorite subject is P.E.   My health is okay despite the lack of regular nutrition, even though I do get colds often because of the cold weather.


We live in a rented home. The floor and walls are made of concrete,  and the roof is made of metal sheets.  It has three  bedrooms for all nine of us and we have only one bathroom. It is located in the “Altos de la Florida” neighborhood in Soacha.  We have electricity, but there is no sewer system and water arrives every two weeks.  We have to collect the water in containers to be used for cooking, drinking, washing, and bathing.  The weather is cold and the streets are unpaved.

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