Marta, now 25, was a former CFCA scholar. She depended heavily on her mother’s income to get her through college, but her mother suffered an accident that forced her to stop working. Read on to find out how it all ended!
How did you get involved with CFCA?
I met CFCA about eight years ago when I became part of its scholarship program in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
I was a high school freshman and my mother could not fully afford my education.
She used to work selling fried finger food in the streets. My younger brother was in school, too, and unfortunately, we never met our father.
How did CFCA support you?
As part of my responsibilities in CFCA, I did monthly community service. I offered my service at the CFCA headquarters in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
I started meeting people who treated me professionally and with respect. Many things changed inside me, spiritually and intellectually. I felt motivated to dream about my future.
At the same time it helped me cover part of my educational expenses such as transportation, tuition, etc., and my mother would help me with anything else I needed.
You graduated from high school. Did you go to university? Read her answer