Like all good mothers, Odilia, worries for her children. She yearns for them to have a better life. Her greatest hope is that they are able to get a good education. She sees education as their path out of poverty.

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Mirian would like to be a teacher when she grows up, but that will be impossible if she is unable to get an education. She is caught in an impossible dilemma–a great need for education to improve her life conditions, but no way to obtain it in the family’s current financial situation.

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The dust, along with smoke from cooking their daily meals on an open wood stove, exacerbates the breathing issues, from which her daughter suffers. Exposure to the cold night air does not help either. Creating an environment conducive to healthy respiration is a nearly impossible task in these conditions.

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