Starfish supports Jerónima's vision by ensuring young girls stay in school, learn about everything from nutrition to their civil rights, and have a stable support network they can count on. We work closely with families through our mentorship program to ensure that mothers and fathers are not left behind as their daughters move forward. Join us in building pathways for remarkable young women like Jerónima.
Jerónima Sulugui is a twenty-eight year old Guatemalan woman. She is a woman of many talents, who is hardworking, energetic, and has overcome many personal, family, and social challenges. She is a Starfish graduate and the first in her family to complete high school. In 2012, she began working at Starfish with a group of fifteen young girls, ages 14 - 16, giving mentorship and supporting them with their studies and through home visits. Jerónima now works as the Kaqchikel educator at the Starfish Impact School and is also part of the selection committee. Jerónima believes that self-formation is the way to help other young women achieve their goals so that they may be active leaders and seek development in their communities. Also, so that they know how to deal with their rights in life, as indigenous women, so that they may be free from violence, live autonomously, and appreciate their culture.