Amilcar X.

Amilcar X.


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More About Me

Community: Paley
Grade: 7th
Birthday: 11/4/2006
Favorite Subject: Math

Dream: Be a professional to help my family

Biography: My name is Amilcar and I’m from Patoquer, San José Poaquil, a village far from the capital. I live with my parents and my two siblings. In my community, the majority of the people work in agriculture, cultivating corn, beans, granadillas, blackberries, coffee, and among other fruit crops. This allows us to generate some income for the family. However most of us don’t count on the opportunity to study and without that we don’t have the opportunity to obtain a job that would allow us to generate income and improve our lives.

My parents don’t have the means to support my studies. I have thought about having to temporarily work and study because I don’t want to leave school. I have faith that the program and your good heart will support me in fulfilling my dreams of continuing my studies, so I can help the people of my community. I want to have a better life and be able to help my parents, maybe one day they will not have money to buy food and I know that if I continue my studies I will have better work opportunities and I will have the means to support my parents.

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