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December 18, 2017
BENEFITING: Caminos de Accion
Ana Yaneth Rodriguez Perez was born August 12, 1998 in the community of Tehuiste Abajo in La Paz, El Salvador. She graduated high school in November 2016 as a Caminos de Accion (CdA) scholarship student and will start university in January 2018 where she wants to study nursing to become the first nurse in her community. A difficulty she currently encounters is getting to school, since Tehuiste Abajo only has one truck that leaves the community early in the morning and one that returns in the evening. If she misses the truck, she has no other way of leaving the community. Also, even if she does catch it, oftentimes she arrives late to her classes. This would continue to be a problem in university, unless she can find/afford housing in the city. Her favorite community project through the CdA Scholarship Program is vaccinating the local dogs and cats for rabies, as well as leading the Community Health Campaign, during which they test their neighbors for parasites and make sure they get the proper medicine. Her dad is 56, finished the 4th grade and is a farmer. Her mom is 59, never attended school and is a housewife. She has an older sister who finished the 7th grade, an older brother who finished the 9th grade, and a second older sister who finished high school. Both of her sisters are employed cleaning homes, and her brother farms with their father. Ana would be the first in her family to attend university.
Caminos de Accion (CdA) works in Los Tehuistes, two rural sister villages in La Paz, El Salvador where, in addition to studying (100% of participants graduate), our students run health and sanitation campaigns, river and street clean ups, and an adult literacy program. The funds that scholarships students receive monthly from Caminos de Accion for transportation, food, tuition, uniforms, and school supplies ensure families don’t have to sacrifice their children’s education.