Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Aaron Fernández / Costa Rica

Province: Limón
City/Town: Ceibu
Age: 17

Class of 2014-2017

Scholar: Nahom Ghile Scholar: Abdirashiid Hassan

Aaron is from the small town of Ceibu, located in the Caribbean province of Limon.

Being from Costa Rica, Aaron grew up knowing about EARTH and is excited to start his education. “It feels great to say that I am an EARTH student. Where I’m from, everybody knows about EARTH and it is really well-respected.”

After graduation, he would like to “build a produce market in my region, because currently the producers have to haul their product all the way to San Jose and the road is dangerous even in the best of times. I don’t think it is something that is going to make me rich, rather I think it would be really good for the community.”