Natali Callejas Cortes
Date of birth: October 9, 2009
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 Geidy (6 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 kindergarten. 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.
MY HOME AND COMMUNITY
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.