My name is Ana Catalina Jicha. I’m 15 years old. I’m 10th grade. I live with my parents and 3 brothers and sisters in a place named Xesuj near San Martin Jilotepeque. My father is a farmer and my mother is a housewife. It’s hard for me to study because my bigger brother and sister are studying too and the money that my father makes isn’t enough for us all. So I need a little help.
My favorite class is mathematics. Studying is very important for me because I can to learn new things everyday at the school. After I graduate I’d like to be a professional school teacher and become a good citizen and get a good job to continue on to college. So I will study hard to do it.
Laurie is the mother of seven and grandmother to five. She is a co-founder of Yuda Bands and helped develop most of the scholarship program during the year she spent living with her family in Guatemala. Having lived in three Latin American countries her heart is very close to the students in Guatemala.