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Being Resilient (Part IV): Irma’s Story

Irma, a girl pioneer from “Radiant Stars” mentoring group, is now also an intern at our Starfish office in Pana.  She comes to work every morning with a smile on her face, asks me how I am doing and if there is anything that I need.  Knowing a little bit about Irma’s story I am…

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Being Resilient (Part III): Adelita’s Journey to Empowerment

When you meet Adelita you would not know that just a few years ago she had difficulty speaking in front of her class or asserting her ideas.  Her energy is contagious and her ability to articulate her thoughts and opinions are beyond what one would expect from your average 15-year-old.  So how did this self-described…

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Being Resilient (Part II): Selina Sotoy Lopic On Never Giving Up

In just a few short months, Selina, a Girl Pioneer from Sololá, will become the first in her family to go on to high school.  She dreams of being a bilingual secretary one day in a large company.  She hopes to buy her own home and car, and to be able to support her family. …

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