Portrait of an FHC Scholar: Daniel Enrique Matus Piñeda

Hello! My name is Daniel Enrique Matus Piñeda. I am 20 years old and I'm studying Electrical Engineer in the National Autonomous University of Honduras. This is my third year and I'm working hard to achieve this goal in my life.

As you know, we are living in a poor country where is not easy to get access to higher education. Education is one of the most important things for us because with education we have more opportunities to get a good job and a better life and to move our country forward. But many people in Honduras don’t have any opportunity to continue with their studies because they don’t have funds to do it. So they can't continue with their careers.

I'm very grateful that FHC is supporting me with a scholarship that helps me so much to continue going to university and to reach a life goal. That’s why I would like to help others in the future, after I finish school, because there are a lot of talented people here who just need opportunities to help make their dreams come true.

If you have never been here to Honduras, I hope you can come down someday to see this with your own eyes and to help others with your own hands. You will have a great experience that you will never forget.

FHC is an amazing, big family and I am so happy to be part of them. My father has been working with and helping Sociedad Amigos de los Niños for many years and I have helped my father all my life. When my father worked in the brick factory he met Jim Hope from FHC and that was the first connection I had with you. Now as I grow up, I'm part of this great family myself.

So don’t forget you also have a family here in Honduras. We wish you all the best; you are in our prayers and hearts!