Ronaldo P.


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More About Me

Community: Caquixajay
Grade: 7
Birthday: July 05, 2005
Favorite Subject: Math, because I like to complete basic operation.

Dream: I want to become a doctor because I see the need for places to cure people in my community.

Biography: I am very studious, I have high academic performance and above all, I am responsible. My favorite subject is math, and it’s what I enjoy learning most in my classes. My dream is to be a doctor because in my village there is a lot of need for a local person to take care of the people. My family has little resources, and we suffer daily because we don’t have stable income or a decent income to live off of. I live with my mom and never knew my father, who abandoned me when I was a child. I live in my grandfather’s house alongside my six uncles. My house is humble with only two rooms, a tin roof, a wood-burning stove, and a dirt floor. My mother has told me that many times she hasn’t been able to eat because the harvest hasn’t turned out well. There isn’t always work in the community, but my mother washes clothes for the neighbors and receives $2 a day. I work with my grandfather in the field cultivating corn and beans, and I don’t receive any pay, just something to eat. My mother says she hopes that I have the opportunity to study and she hopes that I can count on the support from COED to have a better future and not suffer the same as she has suffered for being illiterate.

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