Alan is a boy in Colombia who lives with his mother and four brothers. His father abandoned the family some time ago. Alan is very shy and struggles with certain subjects in school. His mother is currently unemployed, making it extremely difficult for her to provide for the family. Thank you for your generosity.
Colombia is a country on the northern tip of South America and is characterized by several rainforests and the Andes Mountains. Employment opportunities are limited, and those who are able to find jobs often work in construction or housekeeping. In order to try to make ends meet, multiple families often share one home. Unfortunately, many adults and children in the area have resorted to drug use due to difficult circumstances. Additionally, most adults in the community have less than a sixth-grade education.