(18 years old) has lived in the Casa Javier since June, 2010. He was sent here by a governmental agency when his previous orphanage was closed by the government because of irregularities. Elias was born in the mountain city of Huanuco. He graduated from high school last December and is now enrolled in an institute to study to be a nursing technician (LPN) Elias is on the quiet side and shows scars from his earlier life but has developed his personality enormously over the past year. He does reasonably well in his studies. His only nearby relative is his mother who visits several times a month. Both he and his mother traveled to Huanuco and encountered a younger sister who has been raised by another family.