Yomira Flores Angulo
In 2011 I managed to pay for school and for my school suppliesl. I also helped my mother to buy some medicine that were needed. The best part was that thanks to FairMail and my postcards I bought my own laptop, which I am very happy about because it is a good help for me as I can do my homework and find some necessary information that I need for school.
The thing that I did find and still find hard to accept in my life is that I am going to get a half-brother and for me that is not so easy to accept, is a very difficult change in my life.
Now what I want to accomplish in this year is to continue studying to finish my high school, to get more cards and to save so that in some years from here I can build my own house as that's one of my biggest dreams.
"I used to work with my grandparents sorting rubbish for recycling. We needed to do it to survive. My Grandmother wrote to a social project asking them to give me the opportunity to study. I was accepted into the project and there I got to know FairMail. I use my savings to pay for schooling and to give medicine to my family when they are sick. My dream is to finish school and study Business Administration. Nobody in my family has had a career before and I would like to be the first".
"My name is Yomira. My family consists of my mother, brother, grandparents and uncles and aunts. I feel very fortunate to have the possibility to be part of FairMail. Thanks to the help of FairMail I will be able to support my mother in her costs for me, build my house and other things.
I don't have a boy friend yet. I only think about ending my studies. I am in first grade of secondary school. I study in the El Milagro school where I live. I would like to study business administration for my welbeing and that of my whole family. My goal is to be a good professional so my family can be proud of me, especially my mother".
* in the poorest part of this town is a big garbage dump on which many families work as recyclers. Most children of these recycle families help their parents searching the dump for materials to sell. The organization YMCA (www.ymcaperu.org) runs an educational centre near the dump to stimulate children, teenagers and their parents to go to school and develop themselves. This centre is one of the places where FairMail selects teenagers – like Yomira- to participate in FairMail, selecting them on motivation, punctuality and talent for photography.