Posibilidad Student Profiles
Profiles of the Posibilidad students read very well. The reader might think that these young people have it made. However, their life prospects should be seen in the appropriate context.
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Not long ago many of our student families were surviving by scavenging on a dump. Because of the challenges faced by our students and their families, Posibilidad intervenes comprehensively.
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In Chronological Order
Based on Initiation of Support
Born in 1995, Judeymi inspired the creation of Posibilidad. She became pregnant during her final year of Secondary School, requiring Cesarian Section due to pregnancy complications. Judeymi has done a good job as mother for her son Christopher. However, Christopher suffered full thickness burns to his left foot in a trash fire in 2015. Fortunately – there is an excellent burn care center in Managua – APROQUEN. APROQUEN was created by Vivian Pellas – who suffered burns in an airplane crash in 1989. They provided very professional care for Christopher’s infected burns. His foot is healed but he still requires Physical Therapy @ APROQUEN. Judeymi has completed her Secondary School Certificate and is now seeking training as a primary school teacher. But this process is quite competitive. Students are required to serve as volunteer teachers before they can be trained to teach. Judeymi will begin her volunteering next school term.
Born in 1994, this dynamic, creative young woman has been a sponsorship recipient since entering Secondary School. Along with Judeymi, Daniela inspired the creation of Posibilidad. She’s finished a three year course of teacher’s training and is studying Spanish Language and Literature at the national university (UNAN). Daniela is a talented actress – having participated in several theater productions in Secondary School – and with a professional theater company in Managua. She is also performing with Teatro Catalina. Her daughter, Freydel, is a lovely child. Daniela was required to practice as a teacher’s assistant for two years. Now she has a position as a primary teacher at a school near her home.
Born in 1994, this vivacious and talented young woman first completed one year of Pharmacy training. Then she studied Veterinary Medicine at the national university (UNAN) for two years. But she decided that she wanted to become a nurse, and is now nearing completion of Nurses Training. Joseling is a very talented actress and continues to act with Teatro Catalina. She has matured really nicely and is now married. She and her husband have recently welcomed their first child, a healthy son. Her professional course will likely include returning to university, on weekends, to get her professional degree while working as a practical nurse.
Born in 1993, Luisa is a very mature and self possessed young woman. She has completed her Pharmacy training at a private university (UCAN) and is completing her registration and licensure. Then she will seek a professional position. As a teen, Luisa was a bit shy. But she’s become a very confident and strong presence within our sponsorship group. Her brother Hector is nearing completion of a Physical Education degree @ UNAN. Posibilidad provides for his transportation to University.
Born in 1992, this enthusiastic and outgoing young woman first completed two years of Pharmacy training at private university. She then qualified to study at the national university (UNAN) and has finished her fourth year, majoring in Analytic Chemistry. The youngest of seven children, Ana Bessi advocated for the daughter of a family friend who needed sponsorship (See Profile for Martita). Posibilidad group members chipped in every month to sponsor Martita. In January 2017 Ana Bessi suffered a severe knee fracture. After a long search, we were able to find a good surgeon for the necessary repair (ORIF) and post operative Physical Therapy. Her knee is now well healed. But due to the current unrest in Nicaragua, the functioning of UNAN has been affected. Ana Bessi is currently working at a pharmacy and will return to university when conditions allow.
Born in 1991, this sincere young woman completed Law School and her Legal Practicum (equivalent to the Bar exam) in July 2015. In July 2017, she finally received her Legal and Notary licenses. As it’s quite difficult to break into the legal profession in Nicaragua, Posibilidad arranged for her to gain practical experience, and make professional connections, by doing volunteer work for a progressive local lawyer. Fatima has also been training with another young female lawyer. She is married and had her first child, a lovely son, in August 2017. After a professional break, for maternity leave, Fatima is again pursuing her legal career. Her sister is Jorlenys, who recently completed her Pharmacy degree.
Born in 1993, this quiet young woman has finished her Pharmacy training at private university (UCAN). With the completion of her university Practicum in 2017, she is now licensed as a Pharmacist. and has achieved her first professional position. Her son, Larry, just turned four. He is a shy and nice boy, who is happy and healthy. Her older sister is Fatima.
Born in 1997, this young woman is dynamic and athletic. And she has talent as an actress, having participated in Secondary School theater productions. Jareli graduated from a demanding Secondary Academy in 2014, then married and gave birth to Sasha in June 2015. Posibilidad helped her husband, Saul, when he suffered renal injury due to toxic pesticide exposure at work. Hilda Pereira (Posibilidad attorney) assisted with the legal process required for him to exit his employment contract. Jareli is now in her 3rd year of English Language study at UNAN, Somotillo. She and Saul have recently welcomed a 2nd daughter. Her younger sister is Oscarina.
Born in 1993, this young woman is very mature and capable. She hass been working at major Nicaraguan banks for several years, and has entered bank management. She almost completed her degree in accounting, when she married and left the Posibilidad program of student support. She carries herself with grace and is a gifted natural leader. She has an infant son, Roberto, born Fall 2016. Her younger sister is Rossmery.
Born in 1998, Rossmery completed Mercantile Academy with a Certificate in Accounting. When the current political unrest began in April 2017, she was studying accounting at UNAN Leon on weekends. She then found a position in management at a local casino. As a result of this experience, she has now changed her career aspirations, and will return to university in 2019. Both she and her sister Milagros are very engaging and have excellent interpersonal skills. Rossmery has taken supplemental English classes. She is really talented and can succeed in any field that she might choose.
Born in 1999, this petite, energetic young woman is doing well in her academic work. Oscarina graduated from the same rigorous academy (Betania) as did her sister (Jareli) and both girls are now studying English Language at UNAN Somotillo. Oscarina is in her second year of university study. She is bright and very sincere. Oscarina can achieve success in whichever field that she might choose. Her father suffered from Neurocysticercosis in 2016, and Posibilidad provided assistance for his diagnosis and treatment.
Born in 2001, this dynamic young woman is athletic and engaging. She loves many sports, especially dancing. She taught herself quite sophisticated dance moves from the internet, including some Ballet techniques. Her mother is Hilda, the Posibilidad attorney. Deysi recently completed Mercantile Academy. Her father, Orlando, died of MesoAmerican Nephropathy in 2017. Deysi is now preparing for the UNAN entrance exam, and her educational aspirations currently include medicine and engineering.
Born in 2000, Martita is one of five children. Her mother is good friends with Ana Bessi’s mom. Several years ago, Ana Bessi spoke eloquently about Martita’s need for school sponsorship. The Posibilidad group voted to support Martita – via small deductions in each girl’s monthly stipend. Martita is a lovely, shy girl with a sweet smile and good academic skills. She completed her Secondary academy (Betania) in Fall 2017, but the political unrest of the past year has delayed her university studies. She is preparing to enter university with the new school term in March 2019.