Scholarship Program | Ecuador

Jeaneth's Journey

This indigenous scholar moved to Quito, Ecuador, in search of a better education. Now she’s on her way to teaching the next generation.

When Jeaneth moved from her village to the city, the change was hard. She’s a member of the Puruhá indigenous people of Ecuador – a community that has struggled for equality in the past. Despite the challenges ahead, her parents wanted to give her the greatest gift they could: access to a better education. 

Now, with help from Unbound, she's only a few months away from earning her degree in natural and environmental sciences, biology and chemistry from the Central University of Ecuador and realizing her dream of becoming a teacher. 

"I want to be a teacher who can guide her students well,” Jeaneth says. “I could help them to keep their dreams from breaking." 

Watch her inspiring journey unfold in this video, and learn more about helping students in poverty lead the way at