Xiomara Lisseth, 19,  is in her third year of college at the Universidad Andrés Bello in San Salvador and is getting a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism. She is interested in hospitality because she loves to interact with new people. Her goal is to become a professional so that she can help her parents financially. She lives at home with her mother, her father, and her little brother, Jeison, who is ten.

We asked Xiomara to tell us a little about how things are going this year and this was what she told us:

“One thing is that I am developing more and more in my social life, my education, my family and my religion every day. I feel very motivated and full of many goals and dreams to achieve. I am infinitely grateful to God for allowing me to have this support [from the scholarship program]. Because beyond the financial assistance, you are a motivation that inspires us to continue moving forward and pull our country out of this violence every day. We have a lot of responsibility because our country is falling deeper and deeper into this, but that’s why we strive to look for the best way to see past this and transform our country.”