Screen_Shot_2014-08-19_at_8.00.50_PMAround the world there are people that are fortunate and those that are less fortunate, those who can and those that cannot pursue their dreams. Well, the good news tonight is that one 13 year old is on her way to pursue her dreams of attending high school.


Meet Jesusita Peña from San Andres Village in the Corozal District. She comes from a low income family of nine that struggles daily to makes ends meet. But that has not stopped Pena from furthering her education. In fact that’s what motivates her to excel. And with a $1,000 donation from Emily Loague, Pena is looking forward to a secondary education.


Emily Loague – Samaritan


“My daughter’s gran mother who wished that she always wanted to help a family to go to school.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“How is it that you all selecting and how it is that you all end up here with this particular family?”


Emily Loague – Samaritan


“Well, this came through Miss Pauline Soberanis and she was the one that came across this family.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“Now, from here you all handed out a thousand dollars for tuition, school supplies, school materials, what is next and this child is going to first form, what is the family willing to do and how far are you going with this assistance to this family ?”


Emily Loague – Samaritan


“Well, like we said before as long as she gives us good grades and everything she will be having assistance from the family for school supplies and whatever she needs on her projects she will be getting assistance with that financially.”


As for Jesusita, she topped all three subjects during the summer course and she could not be more proud of her accomplishment.


Jesusita Peña – student


“Me siento feliz y muy agradecida que me están dando una ayuda y voy atender C.C.C. y le quisiera decir a la familia que tengan más éxito en sus vidas.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“People out there may be watching, what advice would you give to other that can assist?”


Emily Loague – Samaritan


“I just think that you don’t need to give a lot of money but any little thing counts and there is a lot of people that don’t have school bags, they don’t have pens, they don’t have pencils and they don’t have nothing but you can start from donating an eraser, a sharpener or a pencil it doesn’t mean that you going to give all that money but a little bit counts and the family they are grateful for anything, whatever you give them they are grateful.”


Our news crew travelled to the village of San Andres this morning where we caught up Pena’s mother, who with emotion shared her gratitude for the assistance offered to Jesusita.

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