Maria Estela is 10 years old and in 6th grade. In the past she suffered from seizures but she is taking her medication every day and doing well in school now. She’d like to be a secretary one day
Francisco is the 3rd of 4 siblings. Only his brother and him are studying because his parents cannot afford more expenses. He’s in 5th grade now and his favorite subject is Math.
Adolfo is 17 years old now and just started his last year of high school. He is a very dedicated and responsible student that works during the week to contribute with his income at home. His family are farmers and need his economical support
Wilfrido is 26 years old and a farm worker. He stopped going to school when he was 12 years old because he needed to work to help support his family. After participating in the Leadership Training at Xela Aid he has decided to go back to school and needs support to attend middle school for adults while he works.
Cecilia is an 18-year-old who just started her last year of high school. She is high-risk because she has almost dropped out several times due to lack of funds to continue her education. Resources are very tight in her family and we want to make sure she obtains a High School diploma. She is also an active member in Xela Aid's Leadership Program.
Elena is 9 years old and ready to start 4th grade. Her family life has been unstable and the only income that is sustaining her mother and siblings is that of a working aunt. Elena would like to be a teacher when she grows up and thinks that it’s important to attend school lo learn more things and prepare for the future.
Martin is 14 years old and the oldest of 4 siblings. He is about to start his second year of middle school and his two smaller brothers are also in school, while the eldest, who is 15 years old, works in the field to help support his family. He loves to play ball and is good at math and Spanish language.
Samuel is almost 6 years old and just started going to school. At school he loves recess because it means he can work with play dough. Samuel is the oldest child in his family; he has two younger brothers. Samuel’s family is supported by his father’s earnings as an agricultural worker and they live with Samuel’s grandparents.
Medary Elizabeth is 8 years old and in second grade. She lives with her single mother, who cleans offices for a living. She is good at math and also likes reading and writing.
Bernabe is a 16-year-old teen who has thrived thanks to the support of a Local Hope sponsor since 2012. He is one of several siblings and his dream of an education was out of reach. However, he graduated from Middle School last year and is now in High School, and has consistently gotten good grades. One day he wants to be a successful professional and help support his family. We are looking for an additional sponsor to help with the increase in costs and materials during H.S.
Edy is 14 years old and in middle school He has an older brother and a younger sister. Edy’s father works in agriculture as a day laborer. They take care of a house that belongs to a person who lives in another town. Edy’s favorite subject at school is Math. He’d like to be a lawyer and advocate for innocent people and help his parents to have their own house. When Edy is on vacation he helps his father to work on the field.
Magdalena is 13 years old and almost ready to start middle school. Her mom works as a maid in a house and strugles to make ends meet; her father went to work to United States, but was never heard from again. She'd like to be a teacher one day to be able to teach many children and help her mom too.
Luis has started middle school and needs support to stay in school. He and his older sister (who is in high school) are supported by their mother who supports her family.