Now 11 years old, Catarina is the second of six siblings. All but the youngest of the girls in the family work to earn money for food that they give to their mother, including Catarina who serves in a yarn store. She loves to care for her family’s animals including chicks, hens, turkeys and a favorite kitten called Blanca. Catarina dreams of becoming a doctor one day so that all her family will be able to eat and stay healthy. She is a very good student, and her favorite subject is math. At school, her grades are consistently among the best.