My name is Lily Mott and I am a junior at Evergreen High School. Growing up in a supportive community with both of my parents being teachers, I never considered that education is a privilege, not a right.
Upon first discovering Peruvian Hearts, I was captivated by their mission: to end poverty and gender inequality by educating young women and creating community leaders in Peru. They do this by providing adolescent girls in Peru with the tools, education, and support needed to break the cycle of poverty and transform their futures. When speaking with a few of the PH scholars online, they conveyed a strong sense determination and eternal optimism, even after overcoming great hardship, which is beyond inspiring.
I have started a campaign to raise $10,000 in hopes of traveling to Peru and providing all Peruvian Hearts scholars with laptops. I will also use the funds to establish an internship program through which the scholars will have the opportunity to travel to Colorado for cultural and linguistic immersion while staying with professionals from the Peruvian Hearts family. Perhaps equally as exciting as the opportunity to support these young women with laptops, is the chance to expose my classmates to the lives of young adults around the world and inspire other students to travel to Peru to gain an even deeper understanding about the importance of getting involved and making a impact.
Your generosity will help Peruvian Hearts scholars like Carlota who is 18 years old, recently graduated from secondary school, and is currently preparing for the university entrance exam. She comes from the very rural Andean village of Huilloc where the community members still weave and dress in traditional Inca clothing and speak the native language of Quechua.
Carlota dreams of becoming the first girl from her community to graduate from university and to become a professional tour guide to educate others about her culture in Huilloc. She also dreams to educate the women in her community (who don’t know how to read or write) and help enable them break the cycle of poverty through education.
Without a secondary school in her small community of Huilloc, Carlota walked 4 hours to get to school everyday and 4-5 hours to return home, but she was determined to continue her education so the walk was well worth her sacrifice. Now she wants to continue her education in university and needs our help.
How You Can Help:
I am so grateful for your generosity and support to help the girls in Peru. Gifts of ALL sizes will make an important difference in the lives of these girls and the overall success of my project. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
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