Yesica M.

Yesica M.

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Community: Yepocapa
Grade: 10
Birthday: October 01, 2002
Favorite Subject: Artistic expression because I like to make art and draw

Dream: I would like to be a doctor so I can help people and save lives.

Biography: My family doesn’t have a lot of money but regardless I work very hard in school and am dedicated to my studies so I will someday be able to provide for my family. During vacation, I work in the fields to cut coffee to save up enough money to pay for school. My parents believe I will only be able to study through junior high because the cost of high school is so much greater. My teachers know how much I love school and how hard I try – they think it will be a shame if I have to leave just because I can’t pay. My siblings were able to study until 6th grade. During the school year I clean houses from 7AM to 11AM three days a week and earn about $3 a day. I wanted to work so I can continue studying since my father’s work is unstable. I have many dreams for the future – I want to be a doctor and will do all I can to achieve this dream. I currently have a scholarship from the school because my teachers think I deserve to continue studying. One of my brothers had an accident a few years back and had to have several operations. This has made our finances even tighter than usual. My father is a bricklayer and my mother works one day a week making shampoos and creams. My family’s income is low and unstable. My parents have little education – my mother left school after 2nd grade and my father didn’t go to school at all. My family doesn’t have our own land to plant and we must rent land from others or buy our grains from the market. I have ten siblings, four of them are older and all left school after 6th grade. I want to continue studying so I can achieve my dreams. But once I get to high school I will no longer have the support of my teachers and won’t earn the scholarship I’ve been depending on. I really need the support of CoEd to continue studying.

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