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As a teenager, Basilia lived at the Hope House Girl’s Home with her sisters. She was sad, timid and unsure of herself, yet was considered very smart and a leader at the house.
Basilia had a dream to be able to support her younger sisters while also helping others. She dreamed of setting a good example by going to school and becoming a Physiotherapist. Unfortunately, living in San Juan de Lurigancho, the poorest district of Lima, her life after high school was most likely to work at an unskilled job and make the miniscule wage of 380 soles per month, the average in the area, which is less than $130 US. To her, her dream was not much more than a fantasy.
Make a Miracle awarded Basilia a full scholarship to the Instituto Superior Daniel A. Carrion. Three years later, Basilia has graduated in March 2016, with a professional degree in Physiotherapy, which is in high demand. She radiates confidence, happiness and love and is ready to take on the world! Her younger sister, Fany, is now on scholarship through Make a Miracle and is studying Internationl Business!
The first thing you will notice when you meet Nancy is she is sweet, quiet and always has her head in a book, studying. She escaped a life of abuse, lives in a women’s shelter is well adjusted. She made excellent grades in school.
Nancy heard about Make a Miracle and applied for (and prayed for!) a scholarship. Nancy’s dream became a reality and she started school in March 2015. She is well on her way to obtaining a law degree.
Liz has had a difficult life so far, like many Peruvians, and has overcome many hardships. She is a cheerful, glowing young woman who wants to make a better life for herself.
Liz had a dream to be the first person in her family to go to college. She had gotten into a University to study to be a chef, but there was no aid available for her to go. With a scholarship from Make a Miracle, Liz graduated chef school in April, and is now studying English with the dream of a career aboard a cruise ship.