1. Where do you come from?
I come from a town called San Marcos in Guatemala.
2. What can you tell us about your family and your community?
My family members are my mom, my dad, my two brothers and my little sister. I'm the older one. Even thoughI come from another part of the country, I currently live in Guatemala city. Unfortunately in San Marcos we dont have the same level of education, so I had to move. Guatemala is a very centralized country, you will find everything you need in the capital city, but once you go to another "state" (we call them departments) you'll see poverty, shortage, bad roads, very basic services, etc.
3. What is a big challenge you are facing right now? What is an issue women face in your community that you would like to change?
My currently big challenge is that I'm in the process of planing and,next year,executing my new project: "Girls In Politics". It's really difficult to people and organizations to donate and also to believe in you. The mission of this project is to address girls in the age of 14 to 17 trough an academic and motivational approach, and let them know that politics it's not just a men job. Because women political participation in my country is less than the 20%. We have to change that from childhood and youth in an educational and cultural way.
4. What are some actions you are already taking to change the challenging circumstances you face?
- I have already formed a team of professional young women.
- I redacted the work plan.
- I have addressed a few national organizations.
- I have addresses some international organizations.
- I already got in touch with congresswomen who are willing to participate.