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 14 other graduates like her from various parts of Guatemala whose purpose in life is to save lives. They graduated this past November and returned home to their villages in the indigenous areas of Guatemala.