Diego Santiago is 20 years old, studying law (2nd year) at the Rural University of Guatemala. He has been a Xela Aid student since 2010 but recently lost his sponsor.
Miguel David (11) is the youngest of 8 children. He is in his last year of Middle School and in the future, he wants to become a teacher.
Mario Roberto (13) is in his first year of Middle School and is willing to study hard to become a doctor.
Edy Alexander (14) is the eldest of two children and is in his last year at Middle School where his favorite subject is mathematics.
Tania is 9 years old and the youngest of three children in her family. Her older sister is now married, but her brother passed away.
Sucely is 15 and she has a younger brother who is 2 years old. She lives with 11 other family members in her grandmother’s house in Aldea Santa Ines.
Merlyn is 10 years old and has a brother who is 7. She is in her 5th year of Elementary School in La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango.
Marleny is 15 years old. She is the sixth of seven children (four brothers and two sisters) but some of them are married, so only five family members live in their house
Maria Estela is 9 years old and studying in her fourth year of Elementary School in Aldea Las Nubes. Her favorite subject is math. She is the third of four siblings.
Jairo is 12 and is the second child of three. He has a younger brother (7) and an older sister who is married and lives in another household.
Martin is 14 years old and the oldest of 4 siblings. He is about to start his second year of middle school.