Rains. The four brothers squeeze on a precarious fire that throws much more smoke than heat. They are cold and wet clothes. In his house, made with wooden log walls and some veneers for the ceiling, they just enter sitting. They sleep on mattresses lying on the floor, side by side.
Luciano Palavecino (24), the older brother, is the one who took care of the younger children when they were orphaned after the death of their two parents. They all lived together – Gabriel Palavecino (23), Dominga Palavecino (22) and Florinda Palavecino (15) – a few years in Nueva Pompeya, in the Impenetrable Chaqueño and a few months ago they returned to Lot 58, with nothing. The cook of the school attended by the youngest children, allowed them to make a house on their land.
Four orphaned brothers need help
They are Wichis and barely speak Spanish. “The teachers brought them the mattresses and the roof sheets. You think the problem is solved and what is coming is worse. Now they have no house, neither mom nor dad. Only two go to school,” explains Adriana Craniolini, principal of the school they attend.
Luciano makes an effort to explain how critical his situation is. Speak softly, looking at the floor. “We have nothing. We do not receive a pension. We are suffering and need help,” he says.
To the question of what he needs most, he answers that a scholarship so that his brothers can continue studying. The material (merchandise, beds, clothes, a water tank and roof plates), comes in second place. Luciano knows that the bet is in education.
The Palavecino live without electricity or water. Their parents got sick when they were kids and they died. “I suppose that of everything, of malnutrition throughout his life. Here Chagas and tuberculosis abound. That is what most affects people, added to malnutrition, poor water quality, here they drink dirty water from any puddle” , says Craniolini.
The notebook of the school of Dominga, which goes to the second cycle, is very neat and with perfect italics. “The problem is that on rainy days there are no classes, the kids don't eat. That's why the dining room is reinforced on Fridays so they can spend the weekend and also on Monday because they come from the weekend,” Craniolini clarifies.
Luciano makes changas of what he can, but ensures that there is no work in the area and that he has no way to support his brothers. The school helps them with everything they can, but it is not enough. “They need everything. They are four brothers who are alone,” summarizes Craniolini by way of supplication.
People who want to help the Palavecino brothers can contact Patricia Bonadeo of the organization
Puentes del Alma that collaborates with the school and families in the area at + 549-346-266-3154 or by mail to [email protected]
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