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Spotlight on a Girl Pioneer: Luisa Maria

Luisa is 19-years-old, the only daughter of single, illiterate mother. This November, having overcome tremendous odds, Luisa will graduate from high school. When did you join the Starfish program? After the 8th grade. My father left my mother when she was pregnant. She never had the opportunity to study, so she doesn’t know how to…

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Spotlight on a Girl Pioneer: Lucia Ajcabul

Lucia Ajcabul is the fifth of six Mayan children. To get to her house, one must navigate narrower and narrower streets that snake up and down within her area of the large indigenous town of Santiago. If that’s not claustrophobic enough, one finally arrives at a slab of tin that serves as a door opening to…

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