Angelita is 14 and has been in our sponsorship program since 2011. Education is not highly rated in Guatemala so many girls end up starting their own family at a very young age. Angelita, however, wants to keep studying, but to do that she needs a tutor. You can help her.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Angelita, like many girls of her age, lives in a mountain-side slum in which violence and illiteracy are commonplace. Her dream of success through education is not supported by her community, to the extent that she has already been bullied for thinking this way. She is not excelling in school and we are also concerned that this treatment might bring her into a spiral of depression, lack of self-worth and possibly a teen pregnancy.
How will this project solve this problem?
By funding this project, we will provide, manage, and monitor a tutor for one year for Angelita who can empower her potential as a student, as a woman and as an important member of her community. She can also become a living example for other girls of the importance of education. In addition her self-esteem will rise in unison with her emotional and psychological state of mind.
Potential Long Term Impact
By investing in Angelita's education she will be able to manifest her dream of a brighter future for herself, better living conditions for her mom and sisters, and to help her country by bringing awareness to the awful conditions in which many of its people live and eventually to bring change to those situations. To hear her say all of this, see the recent video we took of her, translated by one of the co-founders of the Integral Heart Foundation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,500
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,500 . The original project funding goal was $2,500.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Provide a Critical-Thinking program for 30 teens. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.