“I get up at 6 am every day. I wash my face, get dressed, and start making tortillas for breakfast. We are a big family (10 brothers and sisters!) so my sisters and I all help get everyone ready. Sometimes we take turns in the morning, who gets breakfast ready or sweeps the house in the morning.
After breakfast, I help out at home for the morning. Most of the time, I weave. My family owns a small shop where we sell table runners and we all need to help. I leave for school at 1:15 pm and study in the junior high school in the village until 6:30 pm. I have two younger sisters so I help them with homework when I get home. Then I do my own homework every night, because I weave in the mornings. If I have a lot of homework, I sometimes have to do it in the mornings.
With such a big family, we all help. Before Starfish, we didn’t have enough money even for my school supplies. Now things are better. I hope to be a lawyer one day.”
Posted on March 15, 2013