José María Morelos, November 19 (Galu Comunicación) .- Accompanied by his eight-year-old son Jeshua Manuel, Marco Antonio Itzá Núñez comes everyday to this town in search of recycled cardboard material to earn a few pesos and be able to pay for his son´s studies.
Due to the pandemic and since the non-face-to-face classes do not satisfy him, Itzá Núñez chose to take his son to classes with a private teacher, who teaches him subjects belonging to third grade, the one he studies nowdays.
On a daily basis, he visits shops and garbage cans on the main avenue of this mayan town, collecting about 30 kilos, 50 percent less than he previously collected before there were more people like him doing the same and the stores stopped giving plastic bags.
The 30 kilos that he collects daily represent about 20 pesos, a reduced amount, especially after the decrease in the price of a kilo of cardboard, (they gave him one peso per kilo before, and now, 60 cents).
In addition to cardboard, Marco Antonio, who has been doing this activity for over 18 years, also collects pet, which is paid at two pesos per kilogram.
All this, to continue paying for the education of his son Jeshua, who accompanies him in the search for the material.