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¡Hola! I'm Mari

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I'm a 8 year-old girl and I live with my mother and father in Mexico.

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My birthday is the 7th May.

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I love drawing and playing with dolls.

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I am in year 3 at school and my favourite subject are History and Music.

My Family

My Project

My Country

My Family

In my family, the adults work as a Agriculture / Farmer and Homemaker.

I have 1 brother and 2 sisters living with the family.

My Project

Church Partner:


Closest Major City:


Most Commonly Spoken Language:

No. of Residents:

Most Common Occupation:

Typical House Construction:

  • Roof: Tin/Corrugated Iron, 
  • Wall: Wood, 
  • Floor: Dirt

Regional Diet:

  • Beans, 
  • Maize, 
  • Rice

Mari's My Country

Capital City:

Mexico City


121.73 million

Life expectancy:

male 72.88 years, female 78.55 years

Population with improved drinking water:

urban 97.2%, rural 92.1%

Adult literacy rate:

male 96.2%, female 94.2%

Infant mortality rate:


Under 5 mortality rate:



Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%, none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7% (2010 est.)

Percentage living on less than $1.90 a day:

2.68% (3.3 million)

A little bit of history

Sponsor Mari today for £32 a month and change her life forever

Mari's project in Mexico


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