Mariano is 25 years old, and he pursued a Business Administration degree at the Universidad de El Salvador. He already finished his course work, and is currently working on his thesis. Through the scholarship program, Mariano has had the opportunity to participate in diploma courses on gender and environmnet. He acknowledges that through his participation on these courses, he has expanded his vision about different social issues of the Salvadoran society. One of Mariano’s greatest dreams is to create his own company and generate employment sources for the inhabitants of his community, and contribute to the country’s sustainable economic development. He wants to pursue a master’s degree, continue supporting the scholarship program activities, and give back to his community.