More About Me
Community: Las Camelias
Favorite Subject: Mathematics
Dream: Graduate and become a businessman
Biography: My name is Dinael, I live in the village of Las Camelias in the municipality of Patzún Chimaltenago. I am a person with many dreams and enthusiasm for life. For that reason I am studying to learn and to prepare myself academically. I have many goals. With the help of God and you, I know that I will be able to achieve it. I want to graduate and to have my own company or to be an architect. I want to have a car or a motorcycle. Currently, I am saving to buy a bicycle. My parents are very hard-working people. My father is a farmer. He grows güicoy, potatoes, and cauliflower, and my mother makes some typical textiles, sells fruit and is a housewife. This is how they make enough for our household expenses. I like to read storybooks, even though I don’t have many. My brothers and I support each other to do our homework. Sometimes my parents can’t buy us materials to do our homework so I recycle and take advantage of the natural resources to do my creative homework. One of our difficulties as a family is the lack of economic resources, however I have a great desire to overcome and help my family and I know that only with education we can do it.
How Sponsorship Works
1 Sponsor a student today.
Meet the students who are waiting for your support, and choose a student who you connect with! Future doctors, accountants, teachers, and artists are waiting in the wings.
You can provide a full sponsorship for $80/mo or a half sponsorship for $40/mo.
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2 Help your new friend rise.
Thanks to you, your student's life will begin to change as they benefit from comprehensive support services in the Rise Program:
- a full academic scholarship
- psychologists, social workers, and mentors
- workshops on topics like job skills and leadership
- visits to businesses and universities
- opportunities to serve in his or her community as a young leader
3 Be changed forever.
We'll keep you regularly updated on your student's progress, and you will also have the opportunity to exchange letters and photos with your student and even visit them in Guatemala! You'll experience the joy and pride of helping your student grow as you become part of each other's stories.
What Is Guatemala Like?
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.
Students face overwhelming obstacles to stay in school:
- lack of financial resources
- pressure to marry early
- alcoholism or abuse in their homes
- gang culture
- lack of familial support
- belief that education is not worth investing in
As a result, 95% of poor, rural students never graduate from high school.
You can help a student beat the odds by becoming a sponsor today.
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