Student Spotlight: Sandra Corado

Sandra Corado, mother of three, and a widow who lost her husband in a fatal car accident, struggled to get by in Guatemala—a country ravaged by civil war, drug cartels, extreme poverty, and human rights violations, primarily against women. Chronic social problems and an inadequate educational system virtually guaranteed a life of poverty for the Corado family. In a culture where women typically do not work outside of the home, Sandra was forced to confront the challenge of providing for her young family without any job skills or experience. Employment prospects in Guatemala were grim, but she was determined to build a brighter future for herself and her children. Read more