¡Hola! I'm Marilu

Circle arrow That's hello in Spanish

I'm a 3 year-old girl and I live with my mother and father in Guatemala.

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My birthday is the 3rd June.

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I love playing with dolls and singing.

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I am not enrolled at school.

My Family

My Project

My Country

My Family

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

I have 2 brothers and 1 sister 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:

  • Bananas, 
  • Beans, 
  • Beef, 
  • Bread, 
  • Cassava, 
  • Cereal, 
  • Chickens, 
  • Egg, 
  • Fish, 
  • Maize, 
  • Pork, 
  • Potato, 
  • Rice

Marilu's My Country

Capital City:

Guatemala City


14.91 million

Life expectancy:

Male 70.07 years, Female 74.06 years

Population with improved drinking water:

Urban 98.4%, Rural 86.8%

Adult literacy rate:

Male 87.4%, Female 76.3%

Infant mortality rate:


Under 5 mortality rate:



Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%

Percentage living on less than $1.90 a day:


A little bit of history

Sponsor Marilu today for £28 a month and change her life forever

Marilu's project in Guatemala


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