Hello! I´m Zury Annaby Alvarez Alburez. I´m 17 years old. I´m in 10th grade. I live in San Martin Jilotepeque with my mother and my three siblings. I have no father so my mother works to make any money to pay our school. I work every weekend to get some money. I only have two years to finish high school, and I just need a little help to continue studying. I really wish to become a professional, successful woman to get a great job and go to college. Education is so important for me and we can have better opportunities to go ahead.
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.