Girls Waiting for a Sponsor

4 new girls were accepted for a scholarship this June. They will need a sponsor in order to start their school year next January. Sponsors can choose which girl they want to help for the next three years. Your help will feed and educate a girl in need, who otherwise won’t even be attending school because of extreme poverty.
In this page you can read a summary of what they wrote on their applications as well as the impression from the interviewer.
The cost of the tuition this year is $1100 USD. That amount will cover admission fees, books, uniforms, tests, food and transportation for 1 year.

Saidy

Saidy Andrea
Age: 16
Wants to be a Bookkeeper.
Her father (Jorge), a farmer who did not finish elementary school, brings home about 800 GTQ a month (USD $109). Her mother (Berta) is a housewife and, just like Jorge, did not finish elementary school.
Saidy also lives with 3 other siblings, ages 1 through 8.
She would like this opportunity so she can improve her life, have a future with dignity, and help her father who doesn't have a steady job and fights every day to provide for the family.
She has thought about having her own company in the future. Learning English would be a great opportunity.
She sees herself as a very responsable person, hard worker, friendly and organized. Saidy made a promise to herself to have good grades and not disappoint her parents, who make an extraordinary effort so she and her siblings can continue school.
Saidy seemed attentive throughout the presentation, shy at times.
Her school GPA is 90.

Lucrecia

Lucrecia Amarilis
Age: 18
She wants to be a Bookkeeper. She lives with her parents and a 3-year-old sister.
Her father (Luis) only has an elementary school education and is now a farmer, bringing home about 600 Guatemalan Quetzales a month. Her mother did not finish elementary school, works selling cosmetics and earns about 300 GTQ a month. (USD $123).
Lucrecia says that her parents cannot afford to pay for her school and that is the reason why she would like to study English and aspire to a job that can sustain her and her family.
She sees herself as a friendly, happy person. She likes playing football, reading and going to church. During the interview she seemed bright and very interested.
Her school GPA is 84.5.

Shamily

Shamily Itzallana
Age: 16
Her parents did not finish school. Her father, Francisco, is a construction worker and earns about 1000 GTQ a month (USD $137). Her mother, Nury, is a housewife.
Shamily also lives with her grandmother and two younger siblings ages 1 and 8.
Her father doesn't have a steady job and she welcomes the opportunity of a scholarship so she can help her family to a better future. Her dream is to become a bookkeeper, she likes working with numbers. Learning another language would help her communicate in a job setting.
Shamily admires her grandmother, who has taught her to believe in God. She also enjoys going to church.
She sees herself as a friendly, happy person. Her school GPA is 83.5.

Teresa

Teresa Marisol

Age: 16
Lives with her parents and 9 siblings ages 9 to 26.
Her parents did not go to school. Her father (Esteban) is a salesman who brings around 2000 Guatemalan Quetzales a month ($274 USD), her mother (Teresa) is a housewife.
Her dream is to work in a company and have a good salary so she can help her parents, to whom she admires a lot because they have taught her that she can do everything she puts her mind to. 
She sees herself as a very happy, friendly and organized person. She goes to church regularly and believes God has helped shape her personality. She feels very grateful to have been selected for this opportunity and will do her best to succeed.
Her school GPA is 88.

Send us an email with the girl of your choosing, to spirit@spiriteduc.org. Include your full  name and address as well as why you would like to sponsor the chosen girl.
We immensely appreciate your kindness.

This page was last updated on: 7/22/2017