Meet Oveida, a Central American Services Corps: Jovenes Lideres de IMpacto program participant, from Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Oveida is 23 years old and has been participating in the CASC program since November of last year. Before joining the program, she had dropped out of school due to financial problems for six years, which led her to doubt her ability to get ahead in life, both personally and financially.
With the stipend she received from the program, in addition to subsidizing her studies and saving, she started a poultry business which she intends to grow. Her dream is to open a textile shop with her family, since they are artisans, dedicated to embroidering.
Today, she is more confident in herself and in her abilities. She currently has an internship, where she has learned to make design crafts in textiles and has strengthened her academic knowledge and skills. Watch her video here.