Yesica C.

Yesica C.

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More About Me

Community: Santa María Cauqué
Grade: 7
Birthday: September 04, 2003
Favorite Subject: Artistic expression, I like to draw and paint.

Dream: I would like to be a nurse, to help people.

Biography: My father dedicates his life to agriculture and, but because this is not enough, sometimes he gets temporary Jobs like in construction. My mother works 2 or 3 days a week in the field as a day laborer. My community has a middle school, but for high school I will need to go to another community and I don’t have the financial resources to pay for transportation. I have 6 brothers, 4 older than me. Two of my older brothers dropped out of school and only finished fourth grade and another one finished eighth grade. Only one of my brothers graduated from high school, but had to work Monday to Friday. My mother is illiterate and my father finished third grade. Because of our economic conditions, my parents have not been able to buy my school uniform. Without the CoEd scholarship, I will only be able to study.

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