Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Costa Rican Family Contreros Sandoval

This is one of the families we use for our homestay program. They have a beautiful house right off the main road of Sitio de Mata. When I say main road that means mabye 10 cars pass by each day. The family is made up of 5 members and they have always lived in the community of Sitio de Mata.

Juan Carlos Contreras Sandoval is 40 years old. He is a husband and a father. He has two jobs from 6 in the morning until 8pm at night. In the morning he works in the municiple office and in the afternoon at the Firestone factory (Firestone Tire Factory). He works as a cook in the factory. He also takes care of the pigs and cows near his house.

Roxana Sandoval Leandro is 41 years old. She is a wife and a mother. She dedicates her time of being a stay home mom taking care of things around the house. She loves to cook and her specialty are desserts. She also takes care of a little girl of 5 years old for a little extra income.

Estefanie Contreras Sandoval is 18 years old. She is studying in the University of Costa Rica in Turrialba. She enjoys helping her mom in the house and sometimes taking care of the little girl. She also works sometimes in a restaurant in the community. She likes to try her English and she is taking classes to learn more.

Catherin Contreras Sandoval is 13 years old. She is in her second year of high school in Turrialba and she enjoys hearing music and playing with her friends. She also likes to dance and play soccer. She is also taking English classes.

Juan Diego Contreras Sandoval is 12 years old. He is in the 6th grade in the school close to our home. He loves the sport of soccer and hopes to play one day in Barcelona. He also enjoys roping cattle and even owns his own little cow with his grandfather. He also owns his own horse which his grandfather gave to him.

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