Juan Camilo Aroca Tula
Date of birth: May 3, 2010
I live with my stepfather, my mother, and my sister. My stepfather’s name is Rafael Herrera, and he is 25 years old. My mother’s name is Diana Angela Tula Hernandez, and she is 26 years old. My sister is Dora Scharick Suanca, and she is 8.
My stepfather supports our family by working at the food market. My mother is pregnant and can’t work because she has a mental disability. I like to eat chicken, although nutrition in our home is poor due to our economic situation. I don’t go to church, and I go to school from 8:00am to 2:00 pm.
MY HOME AND COMMUNITY
Our house has one bedroom where all four of us sleep. It also has one bathroom. The floor is made of concrete, the walls are made of wood, and the roof is made of metal sheets. It is located in the “Altos de la Florida” neighborhood in Soacha. We have electricity and gas, but there is no sewer system. Water arrives twice per week, and we have to collect it in containers to use it for cooking, bathing, and drinking. The weather is cold and the streets are unpaved.