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Gilma's story

"Because of your donations, I feel stronger."

Once a civil engineer and educator in Nicaragua, Gilma struggled to understand English when she arrived to the U.S. Taking free literacy classes offered at Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council and made possible by your donations, Gilma grew confident and was able to obtain her U.S. citizenship. Gilma continues to mentor her peers at Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council and hopes to pursue other teaching opportunities.

When you support United Way of the Coastal Bend, you’re helping those like Gilma access services that help them become more confident and achieve their goals. Help individuals like Gilma by donating today.