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Complete: Tuition Project for Stephanie Gomez (17) – Guatemala. $1,089 Raised. Thank You!

1 September 2013 No Comment

This project is now complete. Launched: June 15, 2013.
Completed: July 10, 2013.

Our goal was to raise $1000.
$1,089 Raised. THANK YOU!

Stephanie’s sponsor, Julia A.,  DOUBLED  all donations to this project up to the first $500 raised.

Special Thanks to: Suzzanne and Jeff Cutler for their very generous $500 donation.

UPDATE: We received a notification from Children International on February 19, 2014 that unfortunately Stephanie and her mother ultimately decided NOT to enroll her in Nursing School. Her sponsor, Julia A. has decided to reallocate the funds she donated toward other educational needs for Stephanie as well as her other sponsored children. The remaining $569 was allocated to The Library Project and the DR Tuition Project. We apologize for the unexpected change and have done our best to ensure the funds are still utilized to help other needy children and their communities.

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Stephanie is a very studious girl and is determined to succeed academically and get her family out of poverty. Her family consists of a single mother and three other siblings who live on $104 a month. Stephanie is very interested in continuing to study and looking for a job at the same time to help her family with the most basic needs. Stephanie is finishing her Professional Secretary courses, which would hopefully help her secure employment while she is studying to be a Nurse. A Nursing course has a flexible schedule, which would allow Stephanie to work and and study at the same time. Upon completion of the course she would be able to work as a nurse in a private or a public hospital. We aim to raise $1000 in tuition for twelve months of study in a Nursing program. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible.

Stephane Gomez (17)

Stephane Gomez (17)


Stephane Gomez (17)

Stephane Gomez (17)


Stephanie is the sponsor child of Julia A.

Julia writes:

“Stephanie, a 17-year old girl from Guatemala, is my first “older” child – I picked her off “Children most in need of help list”. I was truly impressed by the fact that despite the low family income of $104 Stephanie is still in school. From what I have seen, quite a few kids drop out before they turn 15 to help support their families. The mere fact that she had managed to stay in school was a clear indication to me that Stephanie is serious about her future. An inquiry to the office provided me with some more information about Stephanie: she dreams of being a doctor and studying medicine, but she realizes that spending the next 6 years studying 8 hours a day (no chances of securing a part time job either) is unrealistic and would not allow her to help her family with their basic needs. Instead, Stephanie would prefer to take a Nursing course, that has various timetables available, which would allow her to work and study at the same time. Personally, I have to admire both the her practical approach to life and her determination to succeed and build a better life for herself and her family.”

This project is now complete, but you can make a huge difference in the life of another needy child by donating to one of our current active projects.

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