SHERLYN COMIA

SHERLYN COMIA

SHERLYN COMIA Girlstown Manilla (now Biga), Class of 1999 I come from a very poor farming family outside of Manilla in the Philippines. I lost my mom when I was 12 years old, lost my dad when I was 13. The Sisters of Mary took me in. They didn’t just transform my...
JONALYN CORAZA

JONALYN CORAZA

JONALYN CORAZA Girlstown Talisay, Class of 2007 I’m originally from Davao City, Philippines, where I was born and grew up. When I was young, I used to attend a Sunday school beside our parish church. One day, they announced that for those who were willing to study...
MEET HEIDY

MEET HEIDY

Girlstown Guatemala “My father abandoned us, and my mom had to take care of us. I have three brothers. I spent a month bleeding from the nose, and I almost died because I was too weak. To buy my medicines, my mom asked my dad for help, but he said that he...
MEET DOBRICK

MEET DOBRICK

MEET DOBRICK Boystown Philippines Dobrick is a student at our Philippines Boystown. He is the fourth child of seven from a very poor family. His mother is a laundry woman, and his father a construction worker. Due to the accessibility of his work, often times his...
MEET HAPPYNESS

MEET HAPPYNESS

MEET HAPPYNESS Girlstown Tanzania Happyness is one of the first students at our Girlstown in Tanzania! She grew up with her mother solely raising her, as her father died when she was very young. The two of them lived in an adobe hut, and would often struggle with not...

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