May 23, 2018

Thank you so much to let me change my future!

María, is a 14-year-old girl, who lives in a rural community called La Libertad, in Guatemala.

She is one of the beneficiaries of our scholarship project. Maria's family is integrated by her mother, father, two brothers and a sister. Maria's father is a farmer and her mother housewife.

The limited economic resources they faced, does not allow Maria to continue studying and that happened to a lot of other girls of the community, they have to work in the coffee plantations, to help the family income.

Maria's mother knows perfectly that theirs sons will repeat her history, if they do not have the opportunity to continue studying.

At the beginning of the year a Plan International facilitator, visited Maria’s house, talked with her mother to offer her a scholarship.  Now María is in second grade of medium school. Maria walks every day 12 kilometres, to arrive to school, but this will not be an obstacle for her!

The scholarship has been used for registration, uniform, transportation and school supplies.

“I'm doing the best I can, to reach my   dream of becoming a  nurse”

"I'm doing the best I can, to reach my   dream of becoming a nurse.  I see myself working as a nurse and attending the convergence centre in my community. I want to help mainly children and the elderly. In my community there are very poor people who cannot afford a doctor and soon I can be able to help and care for them.  Thank you so much to let me change my future” María

Feb 21, 2018

Education will make Juanita unstoppable, thanks to you for being part of this change!

Juanita lives with her two older brothers and her mother in a rural community in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. Her mother and one of her brothers go out to work on fileds of corn and beans, that is their only family income, earning 36 Quetzales each (4.8 USD) for a day from sunrise to sunset.

Juanita has only one dream to finish middle school. Under current conditions this will not be possible and even worst her probabilities of becoming a young mother are very high,  situation which is not legal but rarely reported to the authorities.

Plan Guatemala identified and met Juanita , a scholarship was given to her, covering registration fees, uniform, and school supplies to start her first year of middle school at  a “Telesecundaria Institute” of a neighboring community, located  7 miles away which she walks all the days of school.

Juanita at 13 years,  knows her rights and every day she wants to learn new things, that will allow her to have better opportunities, she advises her friends to make an effort to keep at schooll  because it is worth building a better future.

With Global Giving, Plan International  seeks to sponsor 50 rural girls, we have to continue working very hard to achieve  this goal!

“My dream is to finish 3 years of middle school, this scholarship will help me achieve it.  In the future I would like to continue my studies so I can  have a  career so my life and the lifes of those arround me can be changed. I know that will come true one day”  (Juanita)

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