Amalia Hernandez graduated high school from El Padul at age 16. She lives with her mother and aunt, two brothers, and six cousins in a one-room 250 square foot house with one bathroom. It took her an hour by bus to get to school during her grade school and high school years. She helps her mother, who works selling in the black market, after her classes. She is studying International Relations at Universidad Iberoamericana.