Ana R.

Ana R.

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Community: Xenacoj
Grade: 7th
Birthday: 04/01/2003
Favorite Subject: Mathematics, I like solving solutions

Dream: I would like to be a doctor because that way I can help people.

Biography: My name is Ana. I am a girl with many abilities and qualities. I am a hard-working girl who demonstrates a lot of responsibility and high participation in class. One of my dreams is to become a doctor because I want to help the low-income people in my community.
My father died of alcohol problems on October 27, 2008. One day he came home very drunk. He hurt one of my sisters and my mother threw him out of the house. Soon after, he was found dead in a community canteen. Long before the death of my father, my mother has been the source of income for our family, working to make typical fabrics, but it is not enough.
Our house is not in a safe place. It is on the banks of a ravine and the infrastructure is a combination of block and sheet. The house is quite simple but I have found love with my mother and brothers.
The economic resources have not been enough to provide a continuous education for myself and my siblings. None of my brothers have studied to complete high school. All have hope that I will be the first of the family to graduate and mark a new stage of improvement.
My mother wants a better future for me. I dream big and have the love of my family that does not lose hope of finding a better opportunity for me.

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