20.992 Euro. That is the total amount the 44 FairMail teenagers in Peru, India and Morocco earned from the sale of their picture and greetings cards in 2012 for their education, housing and medical funds. This makes the total amount earned by the teenagers since the start of FairMail in July 2006 add up to 95.779 euro.
The biggest earner in India was Akaash who earned 1.667 euro in 2012 which he invested in his private tutorship (when he started FairMail he was not attending school because he could not read and write) and in his motorcycle repair shop he runs with his father. This year they decided to buy a bigger and better situated piece of land where they could expand their business and offer more services.
The biggest earner in Peru was Elmer who earned 1.449 euro in 2012 which he invested in preparing for and entering the private Cesar Vallejo University to study communication sciences. Despite passing all his first year courses he took the brave decision to quit after the first year and choose a more practical graphic design and photography academy to pursue his dreams.
The Indian girl with the highest earnings in 2012 was Sandhya who earned 1.330 euro in 2012. She used this money to pay for her school necessities and private tuition. But the majority she added to her savings (no amounting up to 2.191 euro) which she will use after finishing high school hoping to prepare for and enter medical school.
In Peru the highest female earnings were achieved by Yuli who earned 1.203 euro in 2012. She used the money to prepare for and enter Trujillo’s national university to study languages to become a language teacher in the future. She still has 4 more years to go and will need all the sales she can get to finish her career.