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Country: Guatemala | Age: 17 | Female

Manuela does her best to earn very good grades. She hopes to graduate as a nurse and get a job to support her family. In her free time, Manuela enjoys playing sports and teaching first communion classes at church. She lives with her parents and four siblings in an adobe home. Manuela's mother and sister weave traditional blouses to sell. Her father and brothers grow corn, sweet peas and broccoli for their family’s nutrition, but they also sell some at the market. In their community, it’s difficult to find a job.
Favorite school subjects:
Music, theater and dancing
Playing basketball and soccer
Favorite pastimes:
Practicing sports
Other activities:
Teaching first communion classes to children
January 26, 1997

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