In November of 2015, he graduated from the agricultural school, and received his technical certificate for his participation in Education for the Future in Santander.
Raised in nature
“I was born in March of 1997, in the agricultural region of Santander, into a family of coffee farmers. I grew up among the coffee plants, and woke up every morning with the smell of nature in the air. My parents worked really hard to send me to the agricultural school Arrayana, a satellite school for the Florentino Gonzáles School. But in 2013 we moved to the city, in search of a better life.”
Bad experiences in the city
“In the city, my parents took different jobs in the hopes of earning a little money. I went to a public school to finish my ‘elementary level’. We had left behind our coffee farm, our friends, and our culture. We were robbed multiple times, and sometimes we didn’t even have enough money to buy food. So I decided to return to our birthplace, where you can find humble, honest, and hard-working people.”