Have you ever been worried about your level of education? My guess is probably not.
99% of the people reading this blog probably have a high-school degree. A good amount of them have a college degree and few of them have a master's degree or higher.
But have you ever wondered what the rest of world thinks about education?
Consider yourself lucky. If you're reading this blog, you are part of the 40% of the world who have access to the Internet. And if you went to college, you are part of the 7% who have a college degree. Twice as many people (that's 14%) in the world don't know how to read or write.
Our friends Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci from Living On One, spent the summer after their sophomore year of college to travel to Guatemala and live on $1 a day for eight weeks. They struggled, got sick and tired but their experience was life-changing. They made a feature-length film that's now on Netflix and raised over $800,000 for the community they met in Guatemala.
While in Guatemala, they met Rosa. She was the first woman in her village to go to university. Rosa had a tragic upbringing and a very difficult life until she pursued her passion of going to school and becoming a nurse. She now teaches nursing to girls and women in her community.
A lot of people don't realize how important education is. They take education for granted, when millions of people don't even get to consider education an option.
Here is Rosa's story: