More About Me
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is math because we do a lot of math exercises.
Dream: I would like to work in tourism because I like to learn other languages and know new places. Also, I want to meet new people and communicate with them easily.
Biography: My name is Libny and I live in “Pajales II”, a village in Acatenango. I am very happy living with my mother, father, and three younger siblings, even though my family’s income is quite low. My family and I have been through difficult times, especially when my mother was sick. All the financial income went towards paying for her operations and medicines. My parents have taught me to be hardworking. I work once a week with my aunt, selling snacks at the school in my community. During the holidays, I work as a domestic worker and I manage to earn a bit more money, but it is not enough. In regards to my parents, my father is a day laborer. His job is very tiring and badly paid. My mother never went to school. She works making tortillas and washing other people’s clothes. Math is one of my favorite classes. I believe that it is very important to be able to keep accounts. I would like to study tourism in the future, since I would like to know other places and to be able to start conversations with people from other countries. This way, I can enrich my knowledge. Life in my village is very difficult. Opportunities to continue studying and to have a job are complicated, especially when you do not have an academic level. I long for a better future, not just for me, but also for my family. I would like to be the first graduate in my family to be able to work and to help. I am going to achieve this through the scholarship, which I have been really looking forward to.
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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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