For the past four years, the Chaco Fund has had the privilege of supporting a cadre of young women in their pursuit of higher education. These women embody leadership qualities such as teamwork, vision and integrity, and will one day bring these capacities back to contribute meaningfully to their communities.
Maribel is in her fourth year studying Hydrology at the Universidad Autónoma Juan Misael Saracho in Caraparí.
“The scholarship has been a great help – it’s aided me in paying for books and study materials that I need, and with room and board. I decided to study because I wanted to provide an example for my little sister, that she can make something of her life.”
Lorena is in her third year studying Dentistry at the Universidad Autónoma Juan Misael Saracho in Tarija.
“Everyone dreams of studying, and to be someone in life. In my case, I’m here, and I plan on continuing, for a better future and to honor the efforts that my parents have made and continue to make.”
Fernanda is in her second year studying Nursing at the Universidad Autónoma Juan Misael Saracho in Tarija.
“In Bolivia it is important to remember the struggle for women’s rights and equal opportunity for all.”
Lorena is in her first year studying Financial Engineering at the Universidad Católica in Tarija.
“In the future I want to help many others, just as the Chaco Fund is helping me.”