Jeiko is a little boy in Peru who has a speech disability but is otherwise in good health. He lives with his grandparents as his mother only comes to see him on weekends and his father is in jail. Jeiko’s grandfather works to provide for the family. Jeiko likes to play soccer and wants to be a police officer when he grows up.
Peru is a culturally diverse country in South America. The majority of the population profess to be Christian, with the majority being Roman Catholic. Terrorism and social violence can be common in certain areas. Generally speaking, there is a lack of stable jobs and it is often difficult to find consistent work. Many fathers abandon their families, leaving them in challenging circumstances. Alcoholism, drug use, and gang violence are also prevalent in many communities.