Erica is part of our community based care along with her sister and brother. She has been burdened with the responsibility of caring for her physically disabled father along with her two younger siblings. Her father was disabled in a fishing accident that left him with the inability to hold steady employment. We met Erica when she was just 10 years old. At that time, she had already taken on the role as provider for the family. She and her younger sister would go out to the beach and fish for crabs to sell for money. Any crabs that were not sold would be used as dinner for the family. Erica and her sister go to school in shifts so that they can share their uniform and socks.
Erica’s favorite activity is drawing and strives to one day be an Architect. She is best known for her compassion and love for her siblings.