Dulce S.

Dulce S.

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More About Me

Community: Chimazat
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 8/04/2007
Favorite Subject: Math and Language

Dream: To be a secretary.

Biography: My name is Dulce. I live in San Jose Chiijuyu, a village of Tecpan. I like to read. My favorite subjects are math and language. During my free time, I help my mother around the house and play with my siblings. I spend time with my grandparents or help my aunts with their housework. My parents are supportive of my studies even though they struggle to come up with the money to buy me the necessary materials, so I work with my aunts to help my parents. I know the difficulties are temporary because I am studying and this will help me to realize my dream of becoming a secretary working for a business and then buying a house, a car, a lot of clothing for my siblings and my mother with the money I earn and to be able to help other children to continue studying and making Guatemala a better country with job opportunities.

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