Edmira from St. Vincent and the Grenadines: A Story of Success and Self-Determination

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There are many inspiring stories from across the Caribbean, stories of individuals that never get told or even recognized. Edmira Walker from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the many individuals that inspires those among us who continue to pursue their dreams.

I came across Walker’s story while browsing through videos recently posted on Youtube. As I watched the “My Host Country Hero: Edmira from St. Vincent and the Grenadines“, I am reminded of the struggles and sacrifices that many Caribbean families experience each day.

Let’s watch and listen to Edmira tell her own story.
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Poverty and lack of opportunities have not prevented those whose ambitions and drive push them to succeed. Edmira from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a perfect example of Caribbean youths who haven’t given up hope. She did not allow poverty to determine her future.

About the video
The video was submitted for consideration in the 2015 Peace Corps Week Video Contest, ‘Host Country Heroes.’ This contest encourages currently serving and returned Peace Corps Volunteers to help Americans better understand the people in their host countries through engaging videos.”

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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