My name is Ricardo Quib Mucú. I am from a village called El Limón Yalicar, Chisec of Alta Verapaz. I live with my parents and siblings. We work in agriculture to sustain ourselves. The work we do requires spending about 10 to 11 hours of hard work every day in the fields and exposing ourselves to the sun, rain, and storms. In order for us to work in the fields, we have to use a machete and hand file and wear jeans and long-sleeve shirts to protect ourselves from getting sunburnt. We also use a hat to protect our face and neck. At the same time we also carry a backpack that contains a 3.3 liter bottle of water or coffee and our lunch.
At the moment, I am in the fifth year of study for a Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the University Mesoamericana. Business administration is important to the country’s economic sector. The creation of companies generates economic development and employment, and it also facilitates credit access for business growth in order to maximize profitability.
The goal I’m closest to finishing is completing the Bachelor of Business Administration this year. Then, I will need to start the professional project in order to be eligible for the private exam. My family is very happy because I’m studying at college.