|Samuel, age three|
His mother feels the same way, but her outlook is shaded by the fact that she already lost a 14 year old son, as well as a husband. Her son is lost in every sense of the word....he has not been seen or heard from since he tried to cross the border. He is presumed to be dead.
The loss of her husband left Catarina alone in her household to raise her remaining four children. With no running water, no furniture, a leaking roof and inadequate food supplies, she is described by our facilitator as "completely distraught and exhausted."
Samuel is the "man of the household" at age three.