More About Me
Community: Cerritos Asunción
Favorite Subject: My favorite subject is mathematics.
Dream: I would like to become a nurse to cure sick people.
Biography: Hi, I’m Yesica. I’m a person who wishes to excel and have achievements in life. I like mathematics because I believe it’s the class that is easiest for me. I dream of one day being able to graduate and becoming a nurse to help sick people and give good treatment. I live with my parents and my five siblings in the Canoa village. It’s a beautiful place where my father works daily in agriculture. My mother is a housekeeper and also helps my dad with work in the field. My older siblings do particular jobs to make money and survive. My older siblings suffered a lot due to the lack of income. In my community, there are not many possibilities of work and my parents were not able to give them the opportunity to study. They left school and later saved money from work to study up to graduation. I really hope that I achieve graduation, but I’m afraid because I see my parents without resources and they do not have the possibility to support me and I will have to leave school. However, I maintain my hopes of having a sponsorship that will help me to reach my dreams through my studies.
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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