Pasquel Saldaña Rodriguez
Career earnings: € 3,395.50
Pasquel in January 2011:
I used to work after school and every day of my holidays in the rubbish dump, collecting cardboard and plastic to sell. There was a lot of sickness and dust amongst the rubbish under the hot sun.
I found out about FairMail through a social project and started to work for them with a friend. I'm very proud that I was able to pay for treatment of my Mother's gall stones from my FairMail savings. I bought her medicine and could pay for her hospital appointments. My dream is to study marketing and start my own business exporting Peruvian products. With the income from my business I hope to help my family and the community.
Pasquel in 2009:
"Hi, my name is Pasquel Saldaña Rodríguez and I am 14 years old. I am the oldest of 3 brothers. I am from San Martin (Peruvian jungle) and now living in Trujillo. I spend most of my time with my mother. Hardly with my father due to his work.
I don't have a girlfriend and I am new in FairMail since 3 months. I am happy to be with FairMail, it makes me wake up! With my friends we have gotten to know people from other countries. For me FairMail is like a second home and I feel great here. The truth is I don't know yet what I want to study. I like photography but also fancy being a mechanic.
Greetings and thanks for visiting the FairMail site".
* in the poorest part of this town is a big garbage dump on which many families work as recyclers. Most children of these recycle families help their parents searching the dump for materials to sell. The organization YMCA (www.ymcaperu.org) runs an educational centre near the dump to stimulate children, teenagers and their parents to go to school and develop themselves. This centre is one of the places where FairMail selects teenagers – like Pasquel- to participate in FairMail, selecting them on motivation, punctuality and talent for photography.