Marvin has a need for basic farming materials, which have recently become more expensive. As the majority of kids in this community, Marvin's kids will be needing school supplies for the start of their '08 school year in February.
Members of this family are occasionally affected by mosquito-infected diseases such as dengue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_fever). In order to deal with the high incidences of dengue infectations, the Martinez family and others in this community will need medical supplies as well as mosquito nets (particularly for infants).
Water is very scarce in the mountaneous region of Palo Solo and La Concha, especially during droughts that causes their well to run dry. The Martinez family has been one of the most affected families in the region in lacking this precious resource.