More About Me
Birthday: February 6th, 2006
Favorite Subject: Mathematics – I like the square root.
Dream: I want to be a doctor because I want to learn more about health and care for people.
Biography:I work hard to be successful no matter what obstacles come in my path. I fight for success and for my family. I want to find my life purpose and the best way to do that is to serve others by being a doctor who helps anyone who comes to see me. My family does not own our own house, they live on land that belongs to one of my cousins. My parents separated last year and it was really difficult. My mother weaves güipiles which she sells for about Q500 ($62.50) each month. I also help bring in money for my family by working on Saturdays in the field. I get paid Q20 ($2.50) each day. I save half of my salary to pay for an operation because I have vision problems. My older brother stopped studying because my family could no longer pay for it. My brother is a great friend and a mentor, we both love to study. I will have to leave school as well unless I can find a sponsor. If I do find a sponsor, I will make the most of the opportunity and be successful.
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.
Scroll up to sponsor your chosen student!
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.
Sponsor with Confidence
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Cooperative for Education is awarded the highest ranking from Charity Navigator, with a score of 100% in Accountability and Transparency.
COED runs on passion and efficiency in a way that is unparalleled in my experience.Dee Oppedisano