Estefania Candelaria Partita Betancourt has just started her third and final year of middle school and is 14 years old. She is a strong and motivated student with a grade-point average of 8.9 out of a possible 10 and is seeking financial assistance through Sendero’s SOS (Sponsor One Student) program. She is a very happy girl who smiles all the time and is optimistic and helpful to other people.
Estephania lives in Las Juntas, a poor community just outside of Puerto Vallarta She lives with her young parents (both are 36 years old and only finished elementary school) and her little sister who is 5 years old and in kindergarten. Her father works at night and the mom takes care of the two girls. Estephania wants to be a doctor. She loves to read and often goes to the Mexican markets to find inexpensive used books.
She comes to volunteer at Sendero every other week on Sundays and help us at the children´s center. The children love her energy and enthusiasm (especially the little ones). She is always willing to help more, and she asks to borrow books to read every time she comes.
Estefania is definitely a super star and role-model to her friends and family because she understands the importance of a good education. A donation of $300 will make it possible to pay for Estefania’s school tuition, uniform, books, etc. for one semester. Please help us to make a difference in her young life by making a donation today marked “For Estefania”.