Kuto’s life was filled with indignation. He was born in Costa Rica to a family of poor farmers. His father died when he was young, leaving his mother to raise him and his two sisters alone. When Kuto was sixteen, his mother died of a sudden illness, leaving him completely alone in the world.

Kuto did his best to make a living as a farmer, but it was hard work and he often went hungry. Finally, he could take it no longer and decided to leave Costa Rica in search of a better life elsewhere. After walking for days, he arrived at the border of Mexico. He had no money or food, but he begged the guards to let him through. They took pity on him and allowed him to pass into Mexico.

Kuto walked for weeks through Mexico, surviving on whatever food he could beg or steal along the way. Finally, he arrived at the United States border where again he begged the guards to let him through. This time they were not so kind and turned him away immediately