The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Abner Estuardo Meléndez Cuellar / Guatemala

Province: Alta Verapaz
City: Cobán
Age: 18

Class of 2011-2015

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Abner comes from the city of Cobán in northern Guatemala.

He learned much about farming with his grandfather as he grew up, and Abner heard about EARTH through the agricultural high school he attended.

With his training at the University, he envisions serving his community by teaching people about efficient, ecological and innovative cultivation methods, and he also dreams of someday growing cardamom on his own farm.