More About Me
Favorite Subject: English
Dream: To be a police officer.
Biography: I live in Pajales in Yepocapa. I am a very serious girl and do not like to be a bother–some say I am angry, but truthfully, I do not like to share confidences with people I don’t know. I live in my maternal grandmother’s house along with my mother. My parents are separated and he has another family with other children. My mother struggles to get money for food. I dream of finishing my studies and graduating high school to enable me to become a policewoman and combat the delinquency in which we currently live. With a police career, I can contribute to my country and also get paid so I can support my mother and improve our economy and lead to a better future for both the country and us. My favorite subjects are English and Math. In my free time, I like to play with my friends.
How Sponsorship Works
1 Sponsor a student today.
Meet the students who are waiting for your support, and choose a student who you connect with! Future doctors, accountants, teachers, and artists are waiting in the wings.
You can provide a full sponsorship for $80/mo or a half sponsorship for $40/mo.
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2 Help your new friend rise.
Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:
- a full academic scholarship
- psychologists, social workers, and mentors
- workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
- visits to businesses and universities
- opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader
3 Be changed forever.
We'll keep you regularly updated on your student's progress, and you will also have the opportunity to exchange letters and photos with your student and even visit them in Guatemala! You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.
What Is Guatemala Like?
Guatemala’s Western Highlands exhibit one of the most extreme combinations of systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the hemisphere. 3 out of 4 people live in poverty, and 1 in 3 cannot read or write.
Students face overwhelming obstacles to stay in school:
- lack of financial resources
- pressure to marry early
- alcoholism or abuse in their homes
- gang culture
- lack of familial support
- belief that education is not worth investing in
As a result, 95% of poor, rural students never graduate from high school.
You can help a student beat the odds by becoming a sponsor today.
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