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2013 Miranda-Matias Family

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Country: Guatemala | Region: San Rafael

Province: San Marcos | Community: Pie de la Cuesta

Grandfather: Luis Beltran Miranda Tomas | 77 (Age) | Vocation: Disabled

Mother: Graciela Matias | 35 | Vocation: Homemaker

Daughter: Nicolasa Concepcion Matias | 14 | 6yrs (Education)

Daughter: Dina Marisol Perez | 14 | 6yrs

Notes: Graciela, along with her daughter Dina, lives with her elderly parents. Her father still works in the fields as a farmer planting coffee. The family members walk a lot to find and cut firewood just to cook. Despite the fact that they are extremely poor, Dina is going to school. How far she will be able to further her education is undetermined because of the family’s financial situation. If she is able to continue studying next year, she will have to walk about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) each way to get to school and back everyday.

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