Brenda F.

Brenda F.


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More About Me

Community: Santiago
Grade: 7
Birthday: January 24, 2005
Favorite Subject: English class, because I want to be able to speak English.

Dream: I want to graduate and be a doctor so that I can help those who are sick.

Biography: Brenda is part of a poor family that currently lives in a in small community in Santiago Sacatepéquez. Brenda and her family have seen how they have been affected economically ever since their dad died in 2015. Despite their situation, Brenda’s mom works as a day laborer on a field cutting beans for a small wage (about $27 a week.) Brenda also supports their family by working as a nanny taking care of a little boy after school. Without the support provided by the scholarship through CoEd, it is unlikely that Brenda will be able to finish her studies due to her mom’s unstable economic situation.

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