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Grimaldina Saña Carhuatocto

" God helps he who rises early. With faith, hope, and love.”

Studying

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 

School

Isa Integral

Age

31

Disability

Vision Impairment

Location

Piura

Dreams

My dream is to be a physical therapist to have the necessary tools to be able to give massages and have a job to support myself.


About me

I am Grimaldina Sana Carhuatocto and I was born in Chocan, Province of Ayabava, Province of Piura.


I spent my childhood in the sierra working in the farm. Other days, I helped with chores or taking care of my younger siblings. These duties were done when I got home from school. I always thought of growing up to study so that I could become a professional, work, and take care of my family who does not have much. We are very humble. At the age of 14, I traveled to Sullana to an aunt with the purpose of studying but it did not turn out that way because she exploited me.


I decided to work in a Cevicheria and the owner of the restaurant, Mrs. Marcelina, enrolled me in the Carlos Augusto Salaverry high school. She would take me to school at night so that I could finish high school and she would help my parents with what I had to pay.

When I finished studying, I traveled to the city of Piura to work as a housekeeper. It was only for two years because in that time I completely lost my vision and nobody wanted to hire me. 


Currently, I spend my time preparing tamales, mazamorra, picarones, and soda, and then I go out to sell it with the help of my 10 year old brother. I also study at a school near my house. 


I attend the Associated of Blind Readers of Piura where I learn braille, computing and massages. This is how I spend my days; working. But I don’t forget my dream of being a physical therapist. I hope someday I can do it and as the saying goes, God helps those who rise early.


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