They have virtually nothing. They have no beds, nor even much room on the floor of their small shed, so neighbors let them sleep on the floor of their store room. Though their home is high in the hills of San Jorge and temperatures drop significantly at night, Polimena and Felipe have only two or three blankets between them.
|Polimena and Felipe's single-room home.|
They must also rely on the kindness of neighbors for water--sometimes they are able to borrow water from the neighbor's tap, but the rest of the time Polimena, who can't remember her age but is certainly too old for physical labor, must carry water from the communal tank in the center of town up the long, steep hill to their house. They do not have a water filter, so whether their water comes from the neighbors or the center of town, it is contaminated.
|The open fire that they use to cook.|