This is Lourdes
Lourdes is 14 years old, she is attending secondary school and she is a beneficiary of our program. Her dream is to become a doctor. When we asked her why, she answered that she wants to help the people from her community to stop suffering from health problems. She is aware that in her community there are many neglecting their health because they do not have the resources to get cured or because there are not enough doctors in the area.
The path to accomplish her dream entails long years of intense studying, which also due to the economic situation, will prove to be challenging. However, despite the obstacles, she does not lose hope.
In this time of the year, when the start of a new school cycle gets closer, the situation gets difficult for parents. Money is often not enough to buy school material for their children, as commonly families have four or five children attending school at the same time.
For this reason, often children do not receive all the material they need to go to school. For how little it can seem to us, this is often one of the reasons why children leave school. In Lourdes’ case is even harder as she only receives financial support from her brothers in her family.
With the donation of our supporters, we will be able to buy school material for Lourdes and other 11 children in Santiago and allow them to attend the next school year.
Lourdes, as her schoolmates in the program, is doing what she can to move forward towards her dreams. For this reason, we want to help her and the students in the Mano a Mano program to be able to reach them.
Lourdes revising Tz'utujil, her native language
Lourdes and her siblings
The children of our social program
Our beneficiaries during a workshop