Ana P.

Ana P.

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More About Me

Community: Santiago
Grade: 7
Birthday: May 21, 2006
Favorite Subject: English, because I like learning another language and being able to teach it to others.

Dream: I want to be a bilingual secretary because I like working with people from other countries and being able to speak English with them.

Biography: Ana and her family have worked as caretakers on a farm since 2008. Her dad works in a vegetable mill in the morning and at night he works taking care of the farm, and their mom is currently unemployed since the vegetable packing factory where she worked closed and laid off all of their employees. Ana is the oldest in her family. She has two younger siblings who aren’t old enough to go to school yet: Angela and Jeorge. Ana’s family doesn’t have their own home, but live on the property where they work as caretakers of the farm. They don’t receive any money for their work on the farm since they are allowed to live on the property rent-free in return for their labor. Without the support of the scholarship through CoEd, Ana will not be able to stay in school after finishing 6th grade and will be obligated to work part time in hopes of continuing her studies later.

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