It is even a bigger shock to learn that the Señora and her family are doing relatively well. A poor family in Patzún would have one room with a dirt
floor that everyone shares for sleeping. Cooking is done outside; no kitchen. The poor walk to the Nici-Nics, public water supplies that are known to be contaminated with parasites and other nasty stuff. The gaps between rich and poor are huge. Life can be very tough.