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Mercedes Castro Corbat

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The Dowry

¨Voy a darte una dote, su valor no está dado por metales o piedras preciosas.
Esta dote será tu patrimonio, tu herencia, mi legado, tu propiedad».

In the past, jewelry was considered part of the dowry that a woman received; today, education is the most precious gift that can be bequeathed to a person. 

Education is not accessible to everyone equally. I teach girls from disadvantaged areas to read and write. It is with the certainty and commitment of the mothers that these girls will receive this dowry that will allow them to escape poverty.

Images of iconic jewelry made with material made from school book paper. Construction. School textbooks. 925 silver, nickel silver, colored pencils, chalk, images of school texts.