Margine (pronounced mar-jee-nee) goes to college full-time (Monday through Thursday) at UNAN in León.  She's a math major and wants to teach math.  She lives in a small, dirt-floored house very close to the farm (we could hit their outhouse with a stone from our fish tanks), with her grandmother Isabella and her nephew José Alberto.

Margine's mother lives and works in Costa Rica and has not visited Malpaisillo in years.  She does not know her father at all.  Margine has worked Saturdays to earn money for her personal expenses.