Tuesday, 1 December 2020

13 Year Old Divides Her Time Between Being A Full Time Student And Mother

QCOSTARICA – At 13 years of age, María Fernanda divides her time between being a full time student and a full time mother to her two month old baby.

María Fernanda and her baby live in Aguas Zarcas de San Carlos, in Costa Rica’s lowlands.
In sixth grade, María Fernanda gets help from her aunt with whom she has lived with for the last four years and teachers at school. The aunt cares for the baby while María Fernanda is at school, while teachers are understanding of her situation and help out with milk and at times other necessities.

Milk is one of her greatest needs, given that she cannot produce breast milk.

“They (the teachers) sometimes give me milk cans, what I need most, diapers and clothing (…) the baby cries day and night, I do my homework while she sleeps. The first thing I do when I get home from school is see the baby,” say María Fernanda.

- Advertisement -

The father of the baby is not much older than María Fernanda. Only 16 years of age, the boy originally from Nicaragua, left Costa Rica a while back. According to María Fernanda’s aunt, Yamileth Morales, the boy did not learn of pregnancy.

Yamileth describes her niece as a strong mother and a fighter (“luchadora” in Spanish), excellent student, focused on finishing her studies to give her child a good future.

María Fernanda y su hija María Laura.
María Fernanda and her two month old baby, María Laura. It is no unsual to see her in school with the baby. Her teathers are understanding of the situation and help out with milk and other neccessities.

“She says she wants to study accounting, that of counting money. Thank God people help hee, she deserves it. She is a good student, has a nice hand writing, she says she wants to study to provide a better future for her baby, and says she doesn’t need a man to support her,” said the aunt.

- Advertisement -

According to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) or “Caja”, in 2014 there were 21 births to mothers between 10 and 14 years of age.

In addition, 581 births were recorded to mothers between 15 and 19 years of age.

Source: Crhoy.com

- Advertisement -
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

QPHOTOS - Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach...

Canada’s largest city going on Covid lockdown

QTRAVEL - Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on Friday warned so-called...

MOST READ

Aresep prepares a rate to allow households to pre-pay for electricity

QCOSTARICA - The Regulatory Authority of Public Services (Aresep) announced this Wednesday that it plans to introduce prepaid electricity applicable to the residential sector. With...

Screaming for a Living: More than 5,000 try to earn a living in the streets of San Jose

QCOSTARICA - More than 5,000 people try to earn a living informally in the streets of San José by selling all kinds of products....

Son planned the murder of his mother to collect ¢1 million life insurance

QCOSTARICA - A 20-year-old man was arrested this Wednesday on suspicion of planning the murder of his mother to collect a life insurance policy...

Woman charged clients ¢35,000 for having sex with young women

QCOSTARICA - A woman, surnamed Castillo Castro, allegedly charged male clients ¢35,000 for having sex with young women between 18 and 24 years old...

New step against evasion? The Treasury will have a closer look at taxpayers

QCOSTARICA -  Taxpayer movements with the Treasury will have more controls as of December 1, with the addition of the 13-digit code known as...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: 12 deaths and 1,330 new cases for Wednesday

QCOSTARICA - For Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the Ministry of Health reported 1,330 new cases of covid-19 in Costa Rica, raising the accumulated of...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.