Gladys in Mexico is working on her education with help from an Unbound scholarship.
Gladys is an Unbound scholar in Mexico. After her father died of cancer 10 years ago, her mother, Marcelina, took on the burden of providing for the whole family.
“My mother has been the hero in my family,” Gladys said. “She bravely put our family on her shoulders and has provided for us by herself.”
Receiving an Unbound scholarship gave Gladys the resources she needed to stay in school at a time when her mother was sacrificing her own needs to pay for tuition.
Read more about Gladys and her mother here.
Yurani, an Unbound scholar from Colombia, demonstrates her skills in the kitchen.
By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor
Most mornings, Yurani walks alone to the bus that takes her to the local university, a short 15-minute ride away.
Though she walks alone, Yurani knows she has her family and the entire Unbound community beside her.
Before heading off to catch a bus, Yurani helps her younger brother, Daniel, make the bed. Some weekdays, she also helps her mother prepare lunch for the whole family.
For Yurani, cooking meals is one of her favorite chores, and it gives her good practice for her studies. Yurani is studying gastronomy, or the art and science of gourmet cuisine.
“When I was younger my dream was to be a chef,” Yurani said. “[Now] my dream is to have my own restaurant.”
Nursing student Dalia from Guatemala.
Dalia checks the medical stocks at the clinic where she volunteers.
If you met Dalia on a Guatemalan street, you’d want to get to know her. And you’d want to help make her dreams a reality.
When you see Dalia, in her brightly patterned traditional Mayan dress with her long dark hair flowing, you know she’s a girl on a mission.
She’s strong, determined and compassionate.
From left: Michelle, Venus and Alona in the Philippines find a little help and encouragement goes a long way. The three friends dream of becoming teachers.
Three friends from the Philippines dreaming of becoming teachers now see that dream within their grasp.
And it’s because someone believed in them.
Carmen, a former CFCA scholar in Guatemala.
Carmen, a former CFCA scholar in Guatemala, recalls the struggles she overcame to achieve her dream of graduating from high school. She started her own business while in school to provide extra income for her family.