Odalis lives with her grandmother, Doña Aurora, in a two-room brick house near our Luis Amigo sponsor site in Guatemala.  Now 22-years-old, Odalis loves to read and play soccer with her friends. 

Since her Odalis was small, Aurora always dreamt her granddaughter would complete her studies and have a future full of opportunities. But Aurora had difficulty affording the cost of education, food and other daily needs. Thankfully, a Chalice sponsor chose Odalis in 2010. Through their support, Odalis could thrive in her studies, and look ahead to university.  

But the cost of pursuing higher education has made it inaccessible to most Guatemalan youth, especially those from low-income families. Their lack of higher education makes it harder to find employment, and the cycle of poverty continues. 

Praise the Lord

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