Since 2000, the Moro Moro Scholarship Fund has assisted the most deserving secondary school graduates from the mountain village of Moro Moro, Bolivia, to attend college.
Dr. Aida Pardo Rojas and colleague.
Like many young people in rural Bolivia, the gifted individuals selected as Moro Moro Scholars have limited resources that make attaining a university education nearly impossible.
The Fund gives the Scholars the chance to do the hard work required to learn a profession, to earn a living with dignity, and to contribute back to their community and the fund. The fund currently supports eight students with the full cost associated with attending the state university in the city of Santa Cruz. To date, three students have graduated, having studied business, agronomy, and medicine.
Because our aim is to end the painful cycle of poverty in Moro Moro, the scholars are required to use their professional skills in some way for the benefit of the village for an agreed-upon period. The Fund's first graduate, Dr. Aida Pardo Rojas has returned to the Moro Moro area to serve its residents. Since Aida, four more students have graduated with the support of the Fund.
In appreciation of the Fund and it's co-founder, the town of Moro Moro recently recognized the late Daniel Valverde for his support of the town's people.
Please read more about who we are, what we do, and how you can be a part of this transformative work. Read the 2015 newsletter for the latest information on the fund and the students.