Mosqoy 3 Students

These students began their post-secondary education in September of 2010 and will graduate in May of 2013.

 

Lisbeth Monica Chavez Monge

Program: Journalism

Date of Birth: 1992
Community: Ollantaytambo
Occupation of Parents: Farmers
Number of siblings and ages: 5, ages 19, 14, 8, 4, and 2

My family does not have sufficient income to be able to support me in achieving the career that I want to study. I want to be part of the Mosqoy project because I want to study the career that I always dreamed of and be a professional.

I want to return to my community because I want to support people like the Mosqoy project does. I want to help more people and do something good for them and for my community.

To begin with, my dream and desire is to achieve what I have always dreamed of: finishing high school, then entering an institute or university to study my desired program. After completing my studies, I would like to do something good for my family, for my community, and for my country.

I want to thank Mosqoy for giving this opportunity to us students. I would really like to be in this program so that I can study the career that I want and help others in the future.

Lisbeth Monica has said that she eventually wants to be the president of Peru! We think that this is an excellent idea!

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Robinson Gutierrez Llanos

Program: Official Tour Guide

Date of Birth: March 22, 1990
Community: Ollantaytambo
Occupation of Parents: Farmers
Number of siblings and ages: 6, ages 29, 25, 22, 21, 13, and 10

Life in my family is very sad: a little while ago all of my siblings went through really difficult times. My siblings work due to our lack of money we all must work to have our daily bread. Currently, my parents do not enough money for my education.

I want to be a part of Mosqoy because in the future this NGO will be bigger and [through it] it will be possible [for me] to support needy people from remote communities.

In high school, I was class president. I have very good behaviour and I would repay Mosqoy’s support with high grades in post-secondary school. I would support my classmates who would be with me.

I want to return to my community to support my parents and the community in which I live. I want to show people that, like me, hiding inside of the people of my community are great powers of self-improvement. In the future, I plan to support the neediest people, especially in communities that do not have the financial ability to move forward.

Please support those who truly do not have a lot of money to move forward in their lives, those who have the minds to enable them to overcome great obstacles, and those who will be good leaders.

“Thank you very much for all your support. I am very grateful. I will be a good boy in the future and I will help a lot of people in my community.”

As demonstrated by the preceding direct quote, Robinson has extraordinarily good English, obtained through hard work and studying. He is a proven leader and has excellent marks in school.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Rolando Huillca Alvarez

Program: Automotive Mechanic

Date of Birth: December 18, 1991
Community: Pallata
Occupation of Parents: Housewife and Farmer
Number of siblings and ages: 4, ages 38, 35, 30, and 20

My family is happy because we all see each other almost every weekend. We do not have a lot of money so my siblings could not move forward to achieve professional careers. Three of my siblings already have families of their own. One of my brothers and I are still at our parents’ side. Thank God that I have these people that I am so fond of in my life and thank God that they also love me.

I want to participate in Mosqoy because I want to have a better life than my family and change the future. I want to be able to do something to help my community. I would like to be something in my life: I would like to know more things and become president of my community. I can accomplish this with Mosqoy’s help.

At the end of every month I want to visit my parents so that they can see me and because they might need me. Additionally, I want to help with jobs around the house because I am the last son.

I want to open an automotive mechanics centre in Ollantaytambo to support my community and teach others.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Elizabeth Jaimes Canal

Program: Business Administration

Date of Birth: August 29, 1991
Community: Cachiccata
Occupation of Parents: Farmer and Housewife
Number of siblings and ages: 10, ages 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 16, 13, 11, 9, and 7

A little while ago my brother had an appendix operation on which my parents had to spend a lot of money. My mother is also unwell and needs medical checks they have told her that she has arthritis and heart problems, and that she needs more examinations. To those who already do not have sufficient money for schooling, all of these problems create a lot of worries.

I would like to be part of Mosqoy because I have what it takes to pursue post-secondary education and to be a good professional. I have the ability to study, to understand, and to do many new things. I believe that this opportunity that we are being offered is the best because we will make the most of our studies.

In my community I am known as a very responsible person. I like to give advice to people in my community so that they better themselves and keep going to school.

I would like to return to my community because I would like to support my family and the people who surround me. It will not be much, but it will be whatever I can do. I would like to start up a business so that I can help the people who need it. I would also like to help abandoned children, first by putting a roof over their heads.

Thank you for the opportunity that you are giving us. The people who run this project do it with a good heart. The students who become part of this project will do it with a lot dedication.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

No PhotoSonia Chauca Pauccar

Program:Eco-tourism and Environmental Management

Date of Birth: 
Community: Q’enqo
Occupation of Parents: 
Number of siblings and ages: 

Sonia is 18 years old. She graduated in December of 2009. Since then, she has been teaching kindergarten in Q’enqo, as they couldn’t find a qualified teacher to teach the kindergarten students.

To reach her high school, Sonia had to hike 3 hours to school, then 3 hours back home again through the mountain passes each day. Sonia is worried about who will be able to teach the students if she leaves to go study in Cusco, so she will start school in January instead of September in order to finish her kindergarten teaching contract and find a replacement.

Sonia is the first student from Q’enqo to participate in the Mosqoy program – the community of Q’enqo is so excited that one of their children has the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Fiorela Orihuela Aguilar

Program: Official Tour Guide

Date of Birth: 04/04/1993
Community: Soccma
Occupation of Parents: Farmer and Housewife
Number of siblings and ages: 3 (ages 13, 11, 4)

In my family there are economic problems to be able to have us study, to go to high school. My father works in the field and we don’t have sufficient economic means. We are 4 siblings, and he has to provide money for us all, and when he doesn’t have it we have to sell products that we make.

I want to participate in the Mosqoy project because I like very much the help that Mosqoy offers us. I like to live as a family with my classmates, sharing experiences together. Above all, because I would like to be a professional, a leader in my college and in my community, for the progress of myself and my community.

I want to return to my community after my degree because I would like to help others; be a leader in my town; help the children, encouraging them to study; giving lectures in my town and recounting my experiences.

I want to study to be an Official Tour Guide because in my community there are archaeological tourism centres that could be a base for me, and I could start working immediately in tourism. I think that I could support my community with the career I chose because I would know more on the subject and could form a tourism agency and provide employment to the people in my town, and with this money they would be able to allow their children to study. I have dreams for my future and I am very excited to be in Mosqoy and to help my town.

I want to thank Mosqoy for this help that it offers us; I know we will never forget it.

In order to reach high school each day, Fiorela, Emy Luz, and other students from Soccma would take a 1 hour ride in the back of a cattle truck, and then walk for 2 hours. Their community is the poorest in the Ollantaytambo district.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Johnny Rojas Huamán

Program: Official Tour Guide

Date of Birth: 04/01/1992
Community: Ollantaytambo
Occupation of Parents: Farmers
Number of siblings and ages: 5 (ages 20,19,15,14,12)

My parents are not from Ollantaytambo; they are from Abancay, further away. They work in agriculture there but with the low income they earn from this they have no possibilities to support us in our higher education. I educate myself by my own account. I would like you to help me with my studies; I want to achieve my dreams.

I want to participate in the Mosqoy project because when I emerge as a professional, I would like to help those most in need, because in our community there are young people with talents but because of a lack of economic means they are unable to study. With education you help to advance your country.

I want to study to be an Official Tour Guide because this is what I like and it comes from the bottom of my heart, I like doing these things. I think that with the degree I chose I can support my community because in Ollantaytambo there is a lot of tourism, and with a career in tourism I would work to increase tourism there, and I would give lectures about treating tourists well. In the future my dreams include: Helping those most in need; working with young people; giving lectures, etc.

This organization is really good to help advance our country, and no longer have to live with poverty, be marginalized or discriminated against. I profoundly thank this organization because it is difficult to find this kind of help. May God bless you every day and night.

Johnny lives with a foster family and works 3 jobs to pay for his education. He is very committed to studying and learning English.

 

Nohemi Avellaneda Hurtado

Program: Nursing

Date of Birth: 1993
Community: Ollantaytambo
Occupation of Parents: Housewife
Number of siblings and ages: 2 (ages 18 and 11)

In my family, we have many misfortunes. My mother does everything possible to help my siblings and me. She wakes up at 3am to go to work in a neighbourhood. She returns home at 8:30pm and I have to do everything in my house (cook, etc) and wake up early in order to be able to study.

I want to participate in the Mosqoy project because I could make my mother’s dream come true: to be something in the future and not end up like her. She believes that I can do it, and I am going to achieve it. I want to return to my community after my degree so that I can help someone who truly needs me or needs us.

I want to study nursing. I can support my community by studying my career because I believe that with this I can, and we can, help achieve a better quality of life. I have many ideas and dreams for supporting my community in the future.

Thank you for the support given to all of my classmates and, especially, to you who make the dreams of many people possible and build a future for these people.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Mariela Mendoza Paravecino

Program: Law

Date of Birth: May 5, 1993
Community: Ancopacha
Occupation of Parents: Father is a worker in the company Peru-Raill (Limtek)
Number of siblings and ages: 2 (ages 10 and 5)

I want to participate in Mosqoy because I have always liked this type of program, being together with some of my classmates who will be selected. Also, I want to share my ideas with everyone in the program and prepare myself for my profession, because that is necessary for me. I have participated in groups that have helped other projects. I also participated in the Student Municipal Congress here in Ollantaytambo. Also, when I was a councilwoman at the Ollantay School I also liked to be responsible and respectful and, above all, happy.

I would like to return to my community after my degree so that I can demonstrate that in life it is possible to make your dreams a reality and live life with those dreams, and also with time be a source of pride for Ollantaytambo.

I want to study Law because I like Arts and I would like for injustice to no longer exist. I am also interested in Culinary Arts because I have always liked to cook and, above all, make my own food.

My career will support my community because I will defend the villagers from the injustice that exists in my town. In the future my dream is first to help my parents and my siblings, and after my community and the rest. My first dream or idea would be for me to have a very big responsibility and be able to lead strongly with that responsibility.

In her application, Mariela added: “if I don’t end up being one of the selected students, I will still follow through with everything I said. I am going to make my dreams a reality, no matter what happens.”

 

Yolanda Alvarez Huamán

Program: International Culinary Arts

Date of Birth: February 25, 1992
Community: Ollantaytambo
Occupation of Parents: Farmers
Number of siblings and ages: 4 (ages 24, 22, 19, 15)

In my family we are happy, but there are always problems. We are a humble family, since my parents are farmers. They work on the small farm. We grow potatoes, corn, wheat, etc. My siblings are happy since they are studying also, thanks to the Mosqoy project and nothing else.

I want to participate in the Mosqoy project because in this project we can continue studying and we will be successful professionals. Those who finish will be the future of our country.

I want to study culinary arts and tourism because my interest is to open my own restaurant after studying. In that way, I will give work to my other classmates or friends who studied the same career as me; we will keep moving ahead in life and not be like our parents (we will do better than them).

In the future, my dream has always been to open my own restaurant for tourists and this is how I thought of it: since my brother is studying tourism thanks to the Mosqoy project, I think that he could bring tourists to my restaurant. I also plan to open some restaurants in a few places together with my classmates who also studied culinary arts with the Mosqoy project.

Thank you for this opportunity that you are giving the graduating class of 2009 and, once again, thank you for being concerned about the youth. Because of you, they will be successful professionals and also they will be the ones who continue helping us so that we keep helping future generations so that in Peru there is no poverty. With this support you are giving us, we will succeed in the future.

Yolanda is a very dedicated and high-spirited student. Her older brother and sister, Ebhert and Dina, are two of the most successful students in Mosqoy 1 and 2.

 

Elmer Valdez Solis

Program: Computer Science and Graphic Design

Date of Birth: August 1, 1988
Community: Pachar
Occupation of Parents: Housewife; Farmer and Driver
Number of siblings and ages: 13 (ages 7 & 30)

In my family we do not have enough economic resources. There isn’t enough to be able to study or pursue post-secondary education, as we desire to do.

Mosqoy means “dream”. I want to participate in the Mosqoy project so I can make those dreams a reality, those dreams of studying. I long to study and in that way have a professional career and not be left behind without succeeding in the future.

I want to return to my community after my degree because with a professional career I can support and help the people who do not have funds to be able to study. So that those dreams that have faded don’t stay that way, I can show that they can become realities and in that way look forward to a better future.

Thanks to the Mosqoy project, our dreams that we long for greatly will become realities. Those wishes to have a professional career will no longer be an unattainable dream, but it will be made a reality. “Thank you Mosqoy”.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

Emy Luz Loconi Ttica

Program: Computer Science

Date of Birth: January 8, 1991
Community: Soccma
Occupation of Parents: Farmers
Number of siblings and ages: 5 (ages 4, 6, 8, 12, 14)

I want to participate in the Mosqoy project because I would like to better myself to help my community, to become a community leader. This is an opportunity that has been given to everyone since we don’t have the economic resources to realize our dreams. I am a good leader because I am a good person. I was the president of my school, and I am someone who will fight for what is needed in my community so it can progress to better the people.

I want to return to my community after my degree because I would like to apply myself and do all I can to learn in the Mosqoy program to help my siblings and other people. I can support my community with my career because I can open a restaurant since in my community the food is more natural and the tourists would enjoy it more.

I have dreams for the future and I hope I can accomplish them with the support of the Mosqoy organization. I am very grateful for the support that the Mosqoy program offers so that we can accomplish our dreams and that supports the community to progress and to become a better people.

In order to reach high school each day, Emy Luz, Fiorela, and other students from Soccma would take a 1 hour ride in the back of a cattle truck, and then walk for 2 hours. Their community is the poorest in the Ollantaytambo district.

 
1. Full sponsorship: $1100/year for 3 years
2. Half sponsorship: $550/year for 3 years
3. Or other amount
 

No PhotoSandra Alvarez Cusipaucar

Program: Accounting

Date of Birth: January 7, 1993
Community: Rumira
Occupation of Parents: Farmer and Housewife
Number of siblings and ages: 8 older siblings, 1 younger sibling

The truth is that my father does not work my mother, together with [my siblings and me], are the ones who work. I want to be chosen for Mosqoy because I see my parents’ situation, and I do not feel that they will be able to help me like they helped my siblings. Maybe I am not one of the neediest people, but I want to receive this support because I want my parents to be proud of me.

I want to participate in this project because I want to achieve my dreams like some of my classmates have. I want to have a profession and be able to give financial help to my family and others.

I want to return to my community after my program because, like me, in my community there are many people who do not have money. Maybe I could talk to them and help them in one way or another. I could help in Ollantaytambo by forming another program like Mosqoy for students who do not have money – but the problem is not only high school students. There are also children who do not go to elementary school so the support would be for them.

Thank you so much for letting me participate, and thank you for helping the selected students and there are people who truly need this help. I would be very happy if you helped these people.

Sandra has endured many hardships in her life, but she has remained incredibly positive and hopeful about the future.