Alba Luz

Alba-Luz

Alba Luz Martinez

Birthdate: Not known (approx. 12 years old)

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Alba lives with her mom, Irma, and her 3 brothers and sisters. Alba and her family live in the village of Corozalta, a mountain village about 20 minutes walking from the Farm. Alba’s father left her family several years ago to find work in San Pedro Sula, the second largest city in Honduras. He helps to support her and her siblings by sending money back to her mom. Alba’s mom, Irma, helps to support the family by washing clothes for other families, including for the volunteers at the Farm.

Child’s life; (family, grade in school)

Alba is in fifth grade at St. Peter’s Catholic School. She has two sisters and one brother who also go to school on the Farm.

Questions for the child:

How do you help out in the house? What chores to you have?

I have to help my mom with cleaning, cooking and taking care of my little sisters. I also help take care of the little girl next door.

How do you get to school in the morning?

I walk to school with my brother and sisters. It is a long walk, especially when it is raining.

What is your favorite thing about living near the Finca?

I can come watch my brother play soccer and participate in Girl Scouts.

In school, what is your favorite subject?

Math and reading.

What do you like best about going to school at the Finca?

The teachers are nice and they help me when I don’t know how to do my homework.

What kind of work do you want to do when you grow up?

I want to be a teacher or a mom.