I grew up in a poor and humble family; my parents are farmers and we worked in the fields together. We had a house made of straw and wood. I remember very well that when it rained at night we would get wet when we slept. At that time we did not have a private lot, since there was no spare land; everything was occupied by the bosses–large farms that made my grandparents work forced labor without paying a penny.
At present I am studying legal sciences and rights. I chose this career because I like justice; I want to give people a social right in the community, through a law regarding the violation of the rights of women and children. In Guatemala there is an abundance of cases of machismo, corruption, the violation of rights and racial discrimination against indigenous peoples.
My greatest dream is to prepare my indigenous people to demand their rights, without any discrimination, as well as to fulfill their citizens’ obligations. I want to help young people develop the mentality to want to continue to study. In Guatemala we have good students, what we do not have is free institutes, high schools and universities; not all of us have the same resources and opportunities to attend a university. GSSG has shown me the way, through that, we can lead the youth to follow their dreams.