June 9, 2016
Written by Plan International
This post originally appeared on Plan International’s website. Reposted with permission.
Evelyn is a 19-year-old living in El Salvador.
Unfortunately, Evelyn and her peers often confront challenges within El Salvador’s current environment, facing high rates of social violence caused by a diversity of factors, including the lack of education and the shortage of jobs in the formal market.
Evelyn is determined to continue her education and earn an income. Thanks to a youth-focused Plan International USA fruit farming entrepreneurship program, she is charting her own path in self-employment, and is even hoping to eventually attend college.
“I decided to participate here because Plan sent an invitation to those who were interested in learning about the project, so I went and filled a form for the fruit tree planting project. Thank God I was selected,” she said. “I feel good because I feel that they are helping me a lot.”
Evelyn is determined to build her farming skills so she can add an extra layer of financial support for her family.