Soledad Mamani Larico

Soledad Mamani Larico

Soledad is studying nutrition at UMSA (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés). She is committed to studying nutrition because most of her people have poor eating habits. She was inspired to study this career because of her father and her sister’s dedication to healthy food. She enjoys doing all the activities, and with her knowledge and experience she gives lectures and workshops to others.

Soledad has two younger brothers and an older sister. Her sister is a nurse, and is currently living with her mother. Her two brothers are studying in school. Her father is director of CDI, which is a minimum wage job and has an office in the District. Her mother works in Santa Monica caring for the elderly (a temporary job).

Her parents have been helping financially when possible. At the end of each school year, Soledad works to cover additional costs of her studies by cleaning, washing clothes, and selling clothes in stores.

Soledad currently holds the position of president of the society of young people in her church. She works to balance between church participation and responsibilities, and her university studies. Her entire family is a member of the National Evangelical Friends Church.

Soledad has had a BQEF scholarship since July 2010. To find out how you or your meeting can support Soledad's studies, please visit our Scholarships and Sponsorships page.

Watch this space for further updates as Alicia and Ruben interview students and send us their reports.