Vanessa Ely Pumachara Nina is an 11 year old girl from Maca, Peru. Her birthday is February 27, 2007, and she is currently in 6th grade. Vanessa loves to play volleyball and enjoys studying communications in school. Her favorite food is fried rice.
Vanessa lives in the Andes Mountains of Peru with her single mother and three siblings. Her father abandoned the family when she was only three years old. Her mother works hard on local farms picking crops for meager wages. They are very poor. When Vanessa grows up, she wants to become a doctor. Can you help Vanessa?