Nancy M.

Nancy M.

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More About Me

Community: Santiago
Grade: 7
Birthday: May 20, 2005
Favorite Subject: Artistic expression, because I like to draw.

Dream: I want to be a doctor so I can save lives.

Biography: Nancy is part of a big family, and they have had scarce resources since their mom left her husband in 2009. Her mom now has a new partner who is Nancy’s stepfather. Her stepfather shows very little support of her studies. Her mom is a housewife and depends on Nancy’s stepfather’s wages. Her two older siblings only went to school through 6th grade due to a lack of resources, and now work as day laborers. Three of her younger siblings are in the elementary school in her community. Her family has a small home made of corrugated tin and cement block with a man-made cement floor. It has three rooms, an unfurnished kitchen, and doesn’t have any running water, so in order to get water for drinking and bathing they have to ask their neighbors. Despite the limitations facing her family, Nancy hasn’t lost interest in her studies; instead it motivates her because she still hopes of being able to become a doctor and save the lives of many people. Without the help of a scholarship from CoEd Nancy will need to work full time as a housekeeper after finishing 6th grade.

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