Vanezca is a 12-year-old girl living in the country of Costa Rica. Vanezca lives with her father. Their home is a house of cement blocks, zinc roof, and cement floor. Vanezca’s mother has been in prison for four years. Vanezca has 3 brothers and sisters. Although her father is poor, Vanezca usually eats three times a day. She is in good health, is 4in 4ft tall and weighs 104 pounds. Vanezca attends school and is in sixth grade. Her favorite sports are soccer, cheerleading and volleyball. Her favorite hobbies are drawing, reading and singing.