Meet Brenda Angelita!
Meet Brenda Angelita.
Brenda is a ninth-grade student from the rural community of Caliaj Tecpan, and one of the 74 students in our "Becas con Misión" middle and high school scholarship program. She lives with her family in a small home not far from the school she attends, "Instituto Mixto de Educación Básica por Cooperativa Iximche."
The scholarship program helps provide middle schoolers like Brenda with an opportunity to continue their education past the 6th grade while also providing a sense of community and camaraderie with their fellow "Becas" students.
When asked why she is motivated to continue her education, she told us that it is her hope that through school, she will be able to have a better future and find a decent job to help her mother, because her father abandoned the family many years ago. She also told us that because the program helps with school supplies, uniforms, and tuition, her family is able to spend the money they do have on other critical needs like food and healthcare for the family.
When you support our "Home Is Where Our Heart Is" campaign to purchase our space in San Andrés Semetabaj, you're not just helping to provide a permanent home for our medical, nutrition and scholarship programs, you're also providing Brenda and other students like her an opportunity to achieve their full potential!
Would you please consider giving to help Mission Guatemala have a permanent home in San Andrés Semetabaj? You can do so by visiting missionguatemala.com or simply clicking the "Donate" button at the top of our Facebook page. And please share this story with your friends and family!
We know there's a long road ahead, but together we'll make it home!