Antonio S.

Antonio S.

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More About Me

Community: Xenacoj
Grade: 9th
Birthday: 11/5/2005
Favorite Subject: Math, because I like to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

Dream: My dream is to be a secretary and work in an office so that in the future I can make enough money to buy a house for my family.

Biography: I come from a big family and have ten siblings. My dad is an alcoholic and doesn’t consider himself responsible for us, so my mom and one of my older sisters support us by making and selling traditional Guatemalan clothes. They only make enough to cover the cost of our most basic needs. My family doesn’t own our own home, so we rent a house for about $95 per month. None of my older siblings finished primary school because my parents couldn’t afford it. Some of them now work at a factory near my community in order to help support my mom. Despite all of these challenges, I am a good student and dream of graduating as a secretary and working in an office. However, without the support of CoEd, I will have to start working part time to pay for my school costs next year.

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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.

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  • lack of financial resources
  • pressure to marry early
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  • gang culture
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