Carlos L.

Carlos L.


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More About Me

Community: Paley
Grade: 7
Birthday: November 04, 2005
Favorite Subject: Math, because I like to multiply, divide, and solve square root equations.

Dream: I want to graduate to become an electrician so I can work and make a living wage to support my family.

Biography: I’m from a family with few resources. Our dad abandoned our family and has failed to provide economic support ever since. My mom works as a day laborer in order to provide food for us, but her earnings are small and unstable. Often my mom has a hard time finding work for the day, and usually isn’t able to provide three meals a day because there isn’t anyone else to help cover the cost. We don’t have our own home. I also have a sister who is also in school but she hasn’t lived with us for years because my parents weren’t able to support her. Because my mom couldn’t support her, she decided to give my sister to another family where she would have better living conditions and better opportunities that my mom wouldn’t have been able to give her. I am really excited about the support from a CoEd scholarship, and with my studies I would be able to give my family a better quality of life and have more opportunities for growth. Without a scholarship from CoEd, I will leave school after finishing 6th grade.

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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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  • pressure to marry early
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