My name is Veleyda Huz. I’m 14 years old and I’m in 8th grade. I have no father so I live with my mother and my brother in my grandmother’s house in a place named Chigonzalez near San Martin Jilotepeque. My mother is a house cleaner. She works in Guatemala so while she works my grandmother cares for us. I need help to continue studying because the money my mother makes isn’t enough for us.
My favorite class is mathematics. I want to graduate in the future and get a good job to work hard to help my family. Therefore I will study much to get good grades so my mother feels 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.