Yes she can!
We have met and helped so many wonderful girls at our clinics. But every so often we meet a girl like Ingrid who brings joy to our work. In the villages we serve, more than one-third of girls will have her first child before she turns 18, so Ingrid sticks out. She is 17 and instead of becoming a mom, she dreams of being a doctor so she can improve the health of her community. We know one reason Nicaragua has such a high rate of adolescent pregnancy is girls don't see how they can have a future that is different from the norm - which is why we are determined to show them...Yes They Can!
We are committed to help fund Ingrid's university education and mentor her throughout her program. The good news is tuition is free for public universities in Nicaragua. But for families who live on less than $2/day, it is the cost of everything else - housing, food, books, computer - that keep it out of reach. It won't take much, less than $2,500 a year, to get her to her dream.
Check out Ingrid's video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go9VizCBiPE&t=7s