She is Melania. She is 21 years old.
She is a mother of five kids, to ages from two months to six years old
(For some reason I said "guitarra" and well, of course the little guy brought me one. After the one single chord dance and our own little carnival began. It's in their blood.)
Melania also takes care of her seven siblings, youngest being five.
They live in this ”house”. It's 3 x 3 meters, has ground floor and no electricity. It also gets extremely hot.
Their dad works 10 hours a day as a farmer, making $10 at its best. It's not enough to feed the whole family daily.
There are dozens of families in the same situation. This fella from a next door came to see what was all the fuzz about the camera and joy.
They all go to this school. The teachers are qualified, but there are no meals. The kids can't concentrate in school, not to mention homework, with empty stomachs'.
That's why they go over and over the same grades, not really getting any education. Eventually they end up God knows where without any future.
Let's get them something to eat. Are you with me?