Alvaro lives in Yungar, a small farming town in the Ancash state of Peru. He lives with his parents and three siblings. He is a very timid boy which means he has a really hard time in school and a hard time making friends. His dream is to be a lawyer one day and be able to travel to the United States. He really enjoys playing soccer and his favorite food is Cuban rice. His parents are Catholic and his family does not attend church very often. His father works as a farmer but does not have steady work, so his family does not have very reliable income. Alvaro’s father recently broke his arm which makes it difficult to find work as well.