Digital Stories

Esther Barajas, GOJoven Fellow, Guatemala 2006

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Esther, a young Mestiza woman from rural northern Guatemala, grew up enjoying school and hoping to get a doctorate in public health. She faced a number of challenges in pursuing her dreams, including discrimination against women, poverty, and a lack of sexuality education. Esther shares in her story how she overcame these obstacles and acted as the primary supporter of her family.