Gregorio Simon,Catarina Geronimo, Age 23
She walks 4 hours to the bus stop, and boards a chicken bus for the 12-hour ride to school. She comes from the village of Santa Rosa in the Department of Huehuetenango.
She just completed a 3-year program towards a technical degree as a midwife. The curriculum included 2 months of school followed by one month in her village working with her midwife sponsor. She repeated this 4 times a year for the 3-year program.
There are many graduates like her from various parts of Guatemala attending 3-year schools. Their purpose in life is to save lives. After graduation they return home to their villages in the indigenous areas of Guatemala.