More About Me
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is math. I like it because I learn numbers and I find it easy.
Dream: I would like to become a nurse to help people and cure them of their illnesses.
Biography: My name is Yeimi and I live in Acatenango in a village called “Pajales II”. It is certainly very pretty, but it is a bit far away. My family is made up of my dad, my younger brother, my paternal grandfather, and my paternal grandmother. My mom went to live in the United States. We decided to go and live with my grandparents, since my dear granny got sick and needed someone to look after her. I am in charge of looking after her, but at the same time, my grandparents take care of me. My dad is very hardworking, and although my mother went very far away, he decided to fight for us. My dad is a construction worker, which is a very tough and unstable job, since the constructions have a beginning and an end. When the constructions finish, my dad becomes unemployed and begins looking for work again. I am the one responsible for the cooking and cleaning for the whole family, since my father and grandfather sometimes work in the field. My grandmother often gets sick and my little brother studies too. One of my dreams is to become a nurse, since I like to give my attention to all the sick people who need my help. Caring for my granny has awoken a desire in me to help other people. Math is one of my favorite classes, since it is easy for me to understand basic sums. It will be useful for me when I am studying to be a nurse. Knowing that I could get a scholarship made me so happy that I worked harder each term. I know that it is a huge opportunity to be able to achieve a better future. I dream of finishing my studies and of being able to help my family out of poverty.
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.
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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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