Andrea del Carmen Veliz
Andrea del Carmen Veliz graduated from high school at El Padul when she was 15. She is a modest and hard working student. Ten people live in her house. Most of her family members work in the black market, and she is able to study at home when they are at work. When at home, she helps to care for her younger siblings. Andrea is studying Computer Engineering in Universidad de Managua, having been inspired by Alejandro Martinez, an older recipient of a Nicaragua College Fund scholarship. Andrea’s mother believes in her and is committed to Andrea’s getting a university education, therefore Andrea will not need to work while she is studying for her degree.