I live with my grandparents, my mother, and my cousin. My grandfather’s name is Felix Saul Sanchez Mendieta, and he is 55 years old. My grandmother’s name is Graciela Vaquero Sanchez, and she is 54 years old. My mother is Claudia Sanchez, and she is 24. My cousin Nicol Camila is 10 years old. I like to eat fish, although we don’t have the means to buy enough food. I don’t go to church, and I don’t go to school yet.
MY HOME AND COMMUNITY
Our house has only one bedroom, where all five of us sleep. It has also one bathroom. The floor is the ground, the walls are made of concrete, 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.