Doña Juana took various jobs and worked hard to fulfill her dreams. At 17 years old, she completed the sixth grade. "Happy to reach my sixth year in school, I looked for a job as a maid to earn money and continue studying," she said.
Juana continued to work and study. At age 32, she graduated as a teacher of primary education, which makes her feel very proud and satisfied. Now Doña Juana and her husband know they can change the story of poverty for their family. "I want to advise and support my children well because we did not have support to improve our future," says Doña Juana. She works with a women’s knitting cooperative organized by PCI (Project Concern International) Guatemala. Making baby booties enables Doña Juana to generate income from home while taking care of the children. She will use the income to purchase food and pay for education, providing a better future for their children.
"I'm so proud because our 7-year-old has begun to study in primary school, and I remember that at his age, I wanted to study so badly but could not.”