Marlon is a very intelligent and creative student. He comes from a large household in one of the poorest areas of Copán that includes his grandfather, three older brothers, and two younger brothers. Being part of a large, exuberant family has made Marlon someone who is eager to help others. Although he is one of the bigger students in class, he can be shy in a large group; nevertheless, he is more than willing to express himself one on one or in small groups. He loves to play soccer and is good goalie. Marlon’s mother is the sole breadwinner in the family, but she has just had a baby and is not working now, which makes this a particularly important time for him to find outside support. Because the family cannot pay, he needs a completa scholarship, which includes books, fees, and meals. Marlon has a great sponsor who covers tuition and many fees, but he has other needs as well.
In November 2011, we found support for Marlon's scholarship thanks to a generous grant from the Honduran government for students of indigenous backgrounds. It will be extended until 2013. Any extra donations will cover Marlon's costs like uniforms and meals or be credited forward to future years.