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LN – “I will help you”. The network of people who accompanied Griselda to leave the harvest to become a nurse

The childhood of Griselda Quispe was very hard. At home, the little they paid her parents was not enough to eat and she had to help. As a girl, I spent several hours harvesting grapes, almonds, tomatoes or garlic, cutting, peeling or boxing. It was also responsible for stacking the bricks in the ovens and “passing them” to load them on the trucks.

“We struggled to get ahead, we all went to the ovens to help a little, we did not have enough to eat or to get dressed,” says this woman who was also in charge of taking care of her brothers while her parents were away. With 8 years, he knew how to cook, bathe them, make them sleep and change their diapers.

Her logical destiny was to follow in her parents' footsteps: work in the harvest or be a domestic employee. But Griselda was always clear that although she was very shy and bullying at school, she wanted to study.

Today, with 23 years, Griselda could receive a nurse, thanks to the support of different people and organizations at different times of her life. Precisely, that is the spirit of the Invisible Networks project of LA NACION: to show the importance that it has for young people from vulnerable contexts to come across people who offer them the opportunities that many times their environment can not give them.

“Griselda has known how to take advantage of each of the people who were available to her”, summarizes Adriana Chitadino, who was her teacher during the primary.


You can help in different ways so that other young people like Griselda can have a better future. The two most important are contributing money for secondary scholarships or as a volunteer mentor to accompany them in their studies.

Holding a young person's scholarship costs between $ 12,000 and $ 30,000 per year. Your contribution is essential for them to fulfill their dream.

Link is a program of
Awareness where volunteer mentors accompany young people in contexts of socio-economic vulnerability that:

– They left school and they are not working.

– They need emotional and economic support to finish their secondary studies.

– They need academic and economic support to pursue their higher education.

Join as a volunteer mentor and make a difference!

Call or send a WhatsApp to +54 9 11 4047-6052 to get in touch with them.

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Publicado en el diario La Nación