Casa Chapi has given Alex a second family. His mother passed away when he was 10 years old, and his father can’t provide for him. He likes the challenge of learning in his classes, and he also enjoys the good food and comfort of the casitas. Alex likes to discover how mechanical things work, and would like to become a mining engineer to help his family and buy a house someday. He is grateful for his good health, food, clothes and the education he is receiving at Casa Chapi.