Jexson Eleazar Treminio Obando
Jexson grew up on the countryside in a tiny village near the small town San Francisco Libre. Eight years ago, the first trafficable road to the village was built, and last year the village was finally connected to the electricity grid. There is still no running water. There are no hospitals close-by and obtaining medical treatment requires travelling to the capital. Jexson wants to study medicine and eventually return to work in his village. As a qualified doctor there, he will be able to give back to his community.
His family lives of subsistence agriculture, with very little income. Determined to pursue his dream of studying to become a doctor, Jexon applied for Puente Nica’s full scholarship last year. He was the best applicant, fulfilling all the basic requirements (low income, high school diploma and social engagement) and with an outstanding average of 96.4 points in his transcript of records. After receiving the scholarship, Jexon was able to move to Managua and begin his studies in medicine at the Universidad Autónoma Nicaragüense (Unan-Managua) in March this year.