Meet Ricardo!

Hi, my name is Marlon Ricardo López Mázate.

Age: 10 years

Grade: 4th

What I like most about school: Free time to play with my friends!

Favorite books: Histories and legends

Future Job: Architect

Favorite pastime: Soccer

What I like most of the El Buen Samaritano: Reading legends with the volunteers.

Ricardo and his family

Ricardo and his family

Ricardo’s family all live together in this room

Ricardo’s family all live together in this room

The alley that connects Ricardo’s room to other families' rooms. 

The alley that connects Ricardo’s room to other families' rooms. 

 

Ricardo's whole family shares a one-bedroom apartment. They sleep together on the two beds and cook on a camp stove in the corner of the room. Ricardo’s youngest brother has lung problems which are irritated by the smoke from their stove. We asked Ricardo’s parents about their hopes and dreams for their children, and they both responded “We want opportunities for them to continue their education and go to University. If they don’t, they will probably have the same life as they do now.”

Ricardo loves to learn and is hoping for books about history or myths. He and his brothers also love soccer and would enjoy reading about sports. By purchasing books you are helping Ricardo's parents to give these kids a chance at a different life. He is so lucky to have a supportive mother and father at home; many kids don't. Thank you so much for believing in Ricardo and participating in this book drive!