Maria Ashley is 13 years old and a grade 8 student. She’s the eldest child among 3 siblings.
Her mother is 34 years old and a stay-at-home mom. Maria Ashley is a child born out of wedlock. Her stepfather is 36 years old and currently unemployed. His contract as a gasoline boy ended last month. He borrows money from his relatives and friends to support his family. They live in a house in Payatas owned by her grandparents.
She is determined to finish her education. She is very active in every extracurricular activities in her school such as quiz bee and poster making contests. She dreams of becoming a Doctor someday and she wants to help her family have a better life. Her favorite subjects are Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), Science and MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health). Her favorite pastimes are playing softball and reading the Bible. She got 85% general average (B) last school year.