Manuela M.

Manuela M.

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More About Me

Community: Chimazat
Grade: 7th
Birthday: 11/04/2007
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is language because I like to learn and read the stories.

Dream: My dream is become a nurse because I would like to help people and care for them.

Biography: My name is Manuela. I live in a community with a splendid natural view, where there is a lot of agriculture and very hard working people, like my family. My favorite class is communication and language. I like reading and knowing quite a bit of history in the books. My dream is to become a nurse and have a decent job to help the most needy in my community. I live with my mom and my six siblings. My father passed away eight years ago. My older siblings and I work in the fields to be able to eat and have something to dress ourselves. In my case, there are days that it is up to me to go wash strawberries in the field the whole day to earn money.

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