Hi, my name is Maria Odilia Osorio Armira. I’m in 11th grade. I live in Choatalun, it’s near San Martin Jilotepeque. I’m married and I have a child therefore I didn’t finish my school. But this year I want to continue studying but it’s hard for me because the money that my husband makes isn’t enough to pay for me. So I need a little help.
My goals are study so much, to finish high school, get a good job and work so much, and to be a good citizen and give a good future to my family.
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.