José Eduardo Martínez Rúa is 11 years old living with his parents and three siblings. He is currently in middle school and works at a local tomato farm when he is not in school. Jose works in order to help with the expenses at home, as his father works out of town for several days at a time.
He mentions that Project Boon has helped him a lot by providing school supplies. In addition to helping the community obtain electricity, he would like Boon to also support him in continuing his education and pursuing a career in forensic science.
Often times, he helps his mother by preparing food for his siblings. He truly enjoys cooking on those occasions which is why he would like to receive professional training in this area.