Silvia is a student from Peru. She needs $1213 to stay in school and is currently 73% toward her goal.

Raised $897 from 12 donors Needs $316

About

"Silvia comes from a small community on the Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu. Her community is in a beautiful natural area, but unfortunately suffers from challenges like alcoholism, domestic violence and poverty. There is also no option to access secondary education in near her home, so in order to attend secondary school she was chosen to participate in the Sacred Valley Project in the town of Ollantaytambo. Sacred Valley Project provides housing and leadership programming to girls like Silvia. Silvia dreams of one day owning her own restaurant and opening a shelter for abandoned children from in and around her community. To accomplish these dreams she applied and was accepted to Mosqoy. She just began her studies in Hotel and Business Administration and continues to build her leadership skills. We are excited to see Silvia develop into a leader for positive change in her community. “Si te caes, levántate y seguir viendo tu futuro.” “If you fall down, get up and continue to look towards the future.”

Where your donation goes

Total $1213
  • Tuition
    $1213

Silvia's Funding history

Year Grade Receipt Status
2020 Year Four
2018 Year Three
2017 Year Two
2016 Year One

Journal

Use the journal feature to write directly to a student

attach photo (no copyrighted images):
Must log in to post a new journal entry.
Hola, Silvia! Admiro mucho tanto tus planes de futuro, como tu trabajo para alcanzarles. Estoy muy orgullosa de poder apoyarte un poco y te deseo mucha suerte! Mucho animo!
Gracias a los donantes por apoyarme para seguir con mis sueños, estoy muy agradecida. Para terminar mi carrera solo me falta un año y medio, ya empecé con mi ingles y estoy trabajando ya en hoteles.

Thank you to all donors for supporting me and [helping me] to continue [fulfilling] my dreams. I am so grateful. I have only one year and a half left of my studies and I recently started studying English [at the Khipu Institute, where I study]. I have also started working in a hotel.
Hola, bueno, estos últimos meses conseguí mis prácticas. Estoy haciendo mis prácticas en el hotel Sumaq Illary y estoy en el área de housekeeping y atención al cliente. Las áreas que me gustan en este semestre son reservas y agencias de viajes fueron súper bien. Porque me encanto mucho, estoy muy feliz porque cada día aprendo nuevos temas más. También soy parte de Q’ente, soy la encargada de hacer reuniones en las comunidades de Parobamba y Pitukiska. Estoy muy feliz con las personas que confían en mí. Gracias a los donantes poder cumplir con mis sueños y metas.

Hello, well, in these last few months I have gained some work experience in a hotel called Sumaq Illary and I am working in the following areas: housekeeping and customer service. This semester, I have really enjoyed studying reservations and tourism agencies. As I like them so much, I am very happy that I am learning new things each day. Also, I am now part of Q’ente [Mosqoy’s textile program]. I am responsible for running the community meetings in the communities of Parobamba and Pitukiska. I am very happy with those who trust me. Thanks to donors, I am able to fulfil my dreams and goals.
Hola mi nombre es Silvia Huanaco Surco, tengo 20 años y soy de la comunidad de Huayllabamba que pertenece a distrito de Machu Picchu. Estudió la carrera de administración de empresas de hotelera en el Instituto Khipu. El carrera me gusta mucho por hay muchas prácticas y es divertido estar en un hotel! Estoy por 3er semestre, me faltan 3 años más para terminar mi carrera. Tengo 5 hermanas y 3 hermanos, son mis mayores, yo soy la séptima. Mi padre es agricultor y mi madre ama de casa. En mis tiempos libres me gusta leer cuentos, jugar futbol, y arreglan mi cuarto. Gracias por apoyo!
Hello, my name is Silvia Huanaco Surco. I am 20 years old and I am from the community of Huayllabamba which is a part of the District of Machu Picchu. I study business administration and hotel management at the Khipu Institute. I really enjoy this vocation because there is a lot of hands on work and it’s really fun to be working in a hotel! Currently I’m in my 3rd semester, and I have 3 years left until I finish my studies. I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers, most of whom are older than me-- I’m the seventh child. My father is an agriculturist and my mother is a housewife. In my free time I like to read stories, play soccer, and organize my room and my things. Thank you for your support!

Translation done by a Mosqoy volunteer

Share Silvia's story

Other Students

100% of your donations to students fund their education.

  • Muhyadin

    75%

    Muhyadin

    Somalia

    Muhyadin is a grade 8 student in the 2016 school year. He has nine sisters and seven brothers. His favorite classes are English, science, and pre-algebra. Muhyadin very much enjoys learning and so is happy to be in school and studying. In his free time, Muhyadin likes to read novels. Being concerned about the future of his country, Muhyadin has many ideas for his future. He would like to be a doctor, since there are few doctors in the country, be president to help lead his people, and open a school to educate the poor.

    School Year 2019

  • Amina

    77%

    Amina

    Tanzania

    Active and confident, Amina is a determined young woman who is very committed to her studies. In the classroom, she is a strong listener and a thoughtful student, crafting her answers and defending her points well. Smiley and curious, she asks questions frequently and is a leader amongst her peers. Amina lives with her step-mother and her father, who is a driver for Orkeeswa school.

    School Year 2020

  • Papaa

    50%

    Papaa

    Tanzania

    A quiet leader, Papaa is initially shy but often steps up to take the initiative and motivate his peers. He is curious and calm, and his determination to continue his education is unwavering. Pappa is a natural athlete, and most enjoys playing football and dancing. To support their three children, Papaa’s father works as an accountant and his mother works as a primary school teacher.

    School Year 2020

  • See more students