Flory Jan. 2016
Flory has had to persevere to overcome many obstacles in her life. This year she is within reach of her goal to become a nurse and finally a clinical psychologist.
Flory has had a history full of violence. Her mother died when she was a year old. She was left with no one to protect her and was mistreated physically and psychologically by her family members. In order to escape this situation, when she was old enough, she found work as a domestic. The people who employed her, helped her.
At 23, she went to live with a religious community, where they gave her psychological help and facilitated her studies. When she was ready to go on her own, one of her teachers gave her room and board, so she could go to school. She found work in a clothing store to support herself and attended junior high classes for adults on Saturdays.
When she graduated from junior high, she did not start studying her career immediately because she felt she did not have the knowledge she would need. She first studied a high school course in Science and Letters to have the tools she needed for her further studies. She received glowing reports from her teachers and graduated in 2015 ready to move on
Despite all that she suffered, she is a friendly, outgoing young woman. She communicates with everyone. She is not afraid to share her opinions or discuss her problems when necessary.
This year, at 32 years old, she has started training as a nurse’s aide traveling three hours to attend her weekend classes. The week-end course is better suited to young women her age and she is able to work during the week to support herself. The career is a challenge and she must give all of yourself to do the written work, the exams, and laboratories all of which she needs to conquer.
She is very happy as her dream is to become a psychologist and this career is moving her closer. It has taken her many years of preparation. Her aspiration is to graduate knowing this career well. She will need a great deal of perseverance to reach this goal, but so far she has not faltered.
Since junior high, a Kateri scholarship has made it possible for her to study. Investing in young women like Flory, is what you, our donors, make possible.
Flory with a Kateri Partner Adela in 2013
Flory's Self Portrait 2014