Arisleiny became a part of Emanuel House in 2012 when the cook told Mirqueya Guzman, EH founder, about her family. Arisleiny lives in La Loma, a neighborhood about 15 minutes in walking distance from the foundation. Her house is made of tin and wood. They receive water from a nearby church and share an outside bathroom with 5 other families. Arisleiny lives with her mother who has been a Christian since 2007 and has no formal education. Right now, Arisleiny’s mom works nearby in a small store to earn money to support Arisleiny, making Arisleiny stay with a neighbor many nights. Arisleiny is the youngest of 3 daughters. Fortunately, her father is a part of her life, although she does not live with him. Since becoming a part of Emanuel House, Arisleiny’s temperament has changed. She is now very obedient and respectful. Arisleiny loves to study and when asked what her favorite subject in school is, she commented, “all of them.” She especially likes Spanish class. Arisleiny loves to draw and play games. Her favorite color is blue.
Current Age: 13 years old
Location: Emanuel House