NANCY PAOLA SÁNCHEZ SUCHÍ, CONFECTIONER
MY LONG AWAITED DREAM
We want to be different, we just need an opportunity
“My name is Nancy Paola Sánchez Suchí, I am 26 years old and I live in Xecaracoj, sector 3, Quetzaltenango. I finished elementary school when I was 12 years old, but due to the lack of financial resources, I couldn’t continue my high school studies. Since then, I have worked to help my parents. As I was too young and had little knowledge, I worked cleaning houses and taking care of children and elderly people, but my aspirations were different. At 19, I was blessed with my baby –I’m a single mom- and I continued with the same job until I was 22.
With the support of my mother, I managed to enroll in FUNDAP’s school by maturity (CIEM) and study at the same time in the Technical Center to be a confectioner. That dual training allowed me to get a job in one of the restaurants of my area.
“My dream is to study
at the university“
One of my most recent achievements was getting a prize in a waiter/waitress local competition, which I obtained thanks to the support of my teachers and bosses.
My dream is to study Hotel and Restaurant Management at the university, to promote the importance of the Guatemalan cuisine, to create high-quality local confectionery and to complete the course of professional confectionery. I have full faith and confidence that I will achieve these goals.
We young people want to be different and we only need an opportunity. The obstacles become challenges that we will overcome”.