I´m Carlos Ernesto Jacobo Pixtún. I´m in 10th grade and I´m 16 years old. My mother is a housewife. I´ve lived all my life in Choatalun, near San Martin Jilotepeque with mother and 3 brothers. My mother works cleaning houses. My father abandoned us so we really need a little help. I like to study. I´m studying about computers. I work in my house helping my mom because my mom can´t pay for my school. In the future I would like to help my little town by helping everyone know that going to school is so important to contribute with the development. I´ll work so much to get good grades so that everyone will feel proud of me.
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.