The most recent time I heard my boss explain Barrilete, I understood almost every word. I also was able to understand how often she veered from the basic information with stories, because there was really no other way to explain. She explained how when the center she had been working for 15 years ago fell apart, she found a way to start Barrilete. The word barrilete is actually an old fashioned and regional term for kite. The center got this name because originally it was a place for kids to do homework while many mothers made kites to earn extra money. Since then Barrilete has been continually changing and expanding. Now it’s a preschool, a safe place for kids with working parents to spend the day, and a home for orphaned and abandoned children, in addition to still providing homework help and dance classes. She talked about the time she tried to leave the center in someone else’s hands to help her marriage, but the kids walked all the way to her house to bring her back, the older ones leading the little ones. As a compromise, she added a room to her family house, where she brings the kids that live at the center on weekends. She talked about how Katerin had been there since she was 4. She explained how just this week another mom had left and taken her 3 year old son, but left her 6 year old behind at Barrilete. She explained how the lunches were provided by one organization and the breakfasts by the government, but how during school breaks there was almost never enough. She explained how everything she did was with amor por los niños.