"If those of us in my country educate ourselves today, we will have a better tomorrow."

POSTED BY: admin on July 26, 2013 CATEGORY: Agriculture Blog Honduras Staff COMMENTS: 1


Students at HOI’s kindergarten, elementary and middle schools aren’t the only ones working hard to achieve their educational goals! Eriberto Rivera, HOI’s Agriculture Assistant, has had a busy five years.

Despite the challenges of full-time employment and fatherhood, Eriberto has remained dedicated to putting himself through college.  “I studied weekends for five years, which has been difficult because my family could not help me with my expenses,” he explained. His hard work paid off last week when he earned his college degree in Business Engineering from the Universidad Metropolitana de Honduras.

Eriberto Rivera with his son

Eriberto Rivera with his son at his graduation

The first in his family to receive a college degree, Eriberto hopes to one day obtain a Master’s degree as well. He continues to be an asset to Rancho el Paraiso, both as caretaker for the ranch animals and as a positive influence on those around him.

Throughout this journey, Eriberto has remained a strong advocate for education in Honduras. “Thanks to HOI for giving me support to work and pay for my studies. Thank you, thank you!
I’ve always said that education is fundamental to the growth of towns and countries. If those of us in my country educate ourselves today, we will have a better tomorrow.”

Please join us in congratulating Eriberto on his accomplishment by commenting below!

To learn more about HOI’s education programs, click here.


  • LeeAnn Hyder

    Felcidades Eriberto! Todavia, estoy orgulloso de ti! “Todo lo puedo en Cristo que me fortalece.” Filipenses 4:13