The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Josselyn Calidonio / El Salvador

Province: Santa Ana
City: Santa Ana
Age: 19

Class of 2014-2017

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Scholar: Johana Carmona Muñoz Scholar: Josué Aminadac Montalván Guido

Josselyn’s family lives on a farm in a rural community outside the town of Santa Ana in El Salvador.

Josselyn’s greatest dream is to “return to my country and run my own dairy farm and produce different types of dairy products.” She looks forward to working with her father, and would like to start a farm with horses, cows, and citrus trees like the ones her grandfather use to keep.

Josselyn also hopes to become a member of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in order to “create new laws to protect the environment, because right now, my country doesn’t see the environment as important.” As towns and cities grow, more and more forests have been cut down to make space, and Josselyn wants to see an end to the deforestation.