Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Child of the Week in Guatemala: Leticia Samara
Leticia Samara Vasquez Menchu (#268)
Waiting since October 2012
DOB: May 31, 2008
Leticia is six years old and goes to preschool in the north section of the village. She has two younger sisters. Leticia and her sisters live with their parents in a one room house made of cement blocks with a tin roof and tile floor. The house has electricity and a well for water, but no bathroom. Her father works on a banana farm and her mother stays at home with the daughters. Leticia’s father only makes about $3.50 each day to provide for the family of five. Her father is an alcoholic and spends most of his salary at the local bar. He made a swing out of rope and some wooden boards and Leticia loves playing on it. The family does not have enough money to buy adequate food and they eat eggs or pasta with tortillas for all three meals.