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Student Story: Laubach, Literacy, and a Big Comfy Chair

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Judy Vest was born and raised in Virginia’s Montgomery County and has lived there her whole life.  She raised a daughter and took care of her home, but she was never able to learn to read.

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A Student Story: From No English to Nursing School-Bound
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Dolma Tsering moved to the US three years ago from a small village in Tibet. She and her family moved here to open their now successful shop in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Himalayan Curry Café. She didn't know any English until she met her tutor.

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Literacy Empowers Entrepreneurial Women in Mexico
Women's Empowerment Through Literacy

As a way to nurture economic development and combat poverty in Guanajuato, ProLiteracy partnered with PLAMAC to expand a learning project using a proven business education curriculum called the Exito! (Success) in PLAMAC’s Savings Clubs.

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Women Empowered Through Literacy
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Read the short stories of three women living in Africa how changed their lives through literacy.

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ESL Student Becomes a Successful Real Estate Agent


Flor was enrolled in Project BEST’s high school equivalency class. She attended classes two nights a week, and although she made progress, it wasn’t quick or easy. It was difficult for Flor to give it her all and provide all of her attention to preparing to take the GED—she is also a wife and a mother of three, and she worked full-time.

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