Our students live in five communities, all within the Department of Solola. This department holds the dubious distinction of having among Guatemala's lowest rates of school enrollment and advancement to the next grade. And the effects o this deficiency ripple out across society: 20% of the Solola population suffers from chronic malnutrition, 43% of girls are physically stunted, 57% of the population lives in extreme poverty, and the majority of people have just one dollar to spend on food every day. Against this backdrop of struggle and injustice lies a generation of teenagers who are eager to work hard for a brighter future. Participants in our scholarship program are committed, resourceful, and generous individuals whom we are excited to support as they pave a path of prosperity for themselves and their communities as they work to graduate from high school.