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About Said

Born: January 20, 2011

Said is a boy who lives in one of the poorest areas of Juárez, Mexico with his mother. Said’s father died unexpectedly and it has been tough for his mother to make ends meet. Said enjoys gym class because he likes to exercise.

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Said (J39)


Juárez, Mexico

Once regarded as the most dangerous city in the world Juarez, Mexico sits just across the Rio Grande River. It is hard not to notice the stark contrast of wealth in the US and poverty in this wind-swept valley… or opportunity and despair. The Colonias inhabitants are comprised of the elderly, families, and widows with their children who came here to escape the crime of the city with hopes to find work at a local factory for mere dollars a day. Hope for a better life seems at their fingertips but never quite in reach due to the lack of opportunity and cost of living.