Life Isn’t Easy. The Relentless Search for Happiness.

By Rico

Mayra always dreamed of being a police officer and although she went to the Ministry of Justice a little while ago, her age impeded her from achieving her dream. Photo by Marvin Castillo

Mayra always dreamed of being a police officer and although she went to the Ministry of Justice a little while ago, her age impeded her from achieving her dream. Photo by Marvin Castillo

QCOSTARICA by Marvin Castillo, Vozdeguanacaste – Life isn’t easy. This could be one of the most cliché and frequently repeated phrases that human beings use. However, no one contradicts it. This sentence probably passed through Mayra Rosales Villafuerte’s mind many times. At age 64, she has known poverty, violence and darkness firsthand but has never allowed her dreams to dim.

With a wave of obstacles that could be listed from A to Z, Rosales raised her ten children in unimaginable conditions and today, with her bachelor’s degree under her arm, she is striving to have her own house— her ultimate dream.

Rosales was born in 1951 in what is now Barco Quebrado and is the eldest of nine children. She doesn’t have the best memories of her father and mother. It’s sufficient to relate that, at age 16, she gave birth to her second child under an almond tree, completely alone, because this pregnancy  was not accepted by her parents. Her parents understood her first pregnancy, since … continue reading

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