Erika is a 16 year-old young lady who is studying her first year of high school at the Francisco Menendez National Institute. She joined the Scholarship Program in January 2020. Erika lives with her parents, and two siblings. Her primary goal at the moment is to graduate from high school, and then attend a university to study either International Relations or Nursing. She plans on looking for a job to support her parents economically. Erika says that thanks to the program she is able to pursue her dreams of studying, as her father is the only in her family who brings the sustain home, and he doesn’t earn enough to cover both the household expenses and his children’s education. She’s grateful for being in the program, and for all the projects that impact her community positively.