Personal Stories: Ines

Inés lives in the community of Pigua Quindigua, is 22 years old, and has only one year left to finish school. She can study only on weekends, because from Monday to Friday Ines works in agriculture to earn money to pay for her studies.

She lives with her parents in a very humble house. It is made up of 2 rooms. One of the rooms is the kitchen and the other the bedroom.

Ines had a daughter when she was 18. The father did not want to recognize the daughter as his. That’s why Ines struggles to finish her studies and thus have a better future for her and her daughter.

When Ines got pregnant, she was very sad because she thought her dreams were over. She stopped studying for more than a year. However, she decided that the best thing she could do for herself and her daughter was to make the effort necessary to complete her studies.  Soon she will achieve it.

During the workshop, when Paul was talking about scholarships and study programs, Ines was really interested in information about university technologies and careers that she can access at the University of Cotopaxi.

Inés was very attentive and participatory during the course. She proved from the first day to be a woman with a great desire to improve herself.

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