This microproject will change the life of S.M. by providing the financial support she needs to continue her studies in Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnia. S.M. loves animals and has a complete scholarship for the school fees at a local private university. She is now in her fourth semester, doing very well. S.M. grew up in an orphanage in La Paz and has no family support. Upon finishing her studies, she will be independent and will be able to work as a veterinary with the animals she loves.
S.M. lives on her own and has no family support. S.M. works part-time on the weekends as a cleaning lady to help cover her expenses of food, rent, transportation, school materials and personal expenses. However, her meager salary does not cover everything. She is in constant danger of having to drop out of her studies if she cannot pay her rent.
The project will pay the cost of S.M.'s rent of $US 78 per month for her room while she studies so that she can continue with her scholarship. This way S.M. will have the time necessary to attend her classes and complete her assignments and will be assured of a place to live. Upon graduation, S.M. will have the tools she needs to live an independent and productive life within her community.
The Project will educate girls and young women empowering them to be economically independent and able to provide for their families' health and well-being. As mothers, educated girls raise healthier, better educated children and have the capacity to contribute with their skills to their local community. To break the cycle of poverty our girls must be given equal opportunities for health care and education.