(20 years old) – came to the Casa Ignacio in January, 2006. He was born in the mountains east of Lima, but came to Lima as a small boy with his mother. His mother had legal problems and spent time in the women’s prison (although was released without any judgement against her) in Lima. He was placed in a small orphanage in the southern part of Lima, run by the Sisters of Charity. He was recommended as a fine candidate after finishing grade school. He finished high school a year ago. He entered a year ago in an institute specializing in graphic design. He loves it and has done very well. He is sociable and has made many neighborhood and school friends in the five years he has been with us. He is also very dedicated to his mother and younger brother and spends as much time as possible with them.