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October 2015 Update from Concepcion Xep!

Thank you to everyone who supported Concepcions scholarship! Concepcion Chonita, age 19, became the first person in her family to graduate from high school in 2014. In March 2015, she and Andrea, another Starfish graduate, opened a store in Santiago called Fempoderada, to provide a safe space for women to purchase undergarments. In addition to operating their store, both Andrea and Chonita are also enrolled in a nursing program at a local university and will successfully complete their first year this November. Chonita is also participating in the Starfish internship program for graduates, and is currently interning at a local pharmacy where she can learn valuable skills that will prepare her to become a nurse in her community.
Chonita and Andrea, pictured outside of their store, Fempoderada.

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