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When dreams become true…!


"I must say that since childhood, I wanted to be journalist. But journalism was expensive study, as I was a young mother of two kids, who were 6 and 4-year –old. With a sense of grief I took the available chance".
That was Jacqueline Patino, Pulse Wire correspondent, holder of BSc in "Business Administration" and "Post Graduate diplomas in Higher Education and Local Development with a focus on Gender".
Adding, "But fate unfolded another path”, for hours she recalled her story to me through Skype. Behind that innocent smiley face there is a story of sufferings; struggle and determination to make dreams come true.

At the age of 22, she studied and worked like a crazy person for a small monthly salary. Later she managed to increase her income.
By typing and selling cakes to restaurants she improved her income and could establish small business.
From 6 to 10:00 PM, and without missing a class, for more than 4 years, she used to go to the university, where she graduated from the "Universidad Mayor de San Andres", the most prestigious Public University in Bolivia, with the second highest grade. That is a marvelous achievement academically, economically, socially and professionally.

After graduation, she worked as a Consultant for a big Consultancy firm and gained more money. She described that moment as "a big improvement in her life".

After two years she saved two thousand dollars and began three small businesses, thus she could have her children by her side all the time, bought a car, kept on working in consultancy as well as in indigenous issues and projects for the underprivileged for non profitable organizations in Tarija for 10 years now. She is the most active woman I have ever come cross as she told me she works on the computer for more than 10 hours a day.

She didn't forget her ambitions to become a journalist one day; therefore she kept on daily writing and writing. When she casually joined World Pulse and later received the invitation to become a correspondent, this marked the best moment of her life and the beginning of a journey she was waiting for so long.

Recently Jacqueline is the representative of "Fundación Activa" in international affairs.



LauraB's picture

Well done

I am so happy to know more about Jackie who I have had opportunity to get to have described her fierce determination to better her life and improve the circumstances for herself, her family, and her community. You have captured the hard-working and inspiring woman that she is.

Well done!


Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Many thanks

Dear Laura,

Million Thanks. I like so much your phrase which assumes and give an exact description of what Jackie was doing; "fierce determination".. YES! That is it. Jackie's led a fierce struggle to better her status as a woman, mother, and employee. at the beginning I was stuck to her suffering and I found a difficulty to go beyond that. I wonder how would have been the situation if Jackie had decided in a moment to surrendered , drop out of school, throw her ambitions dreams behind her back and concentrate her efforts only on providing a living for her family?. Luckily that was not the case and here dear Jackie among us to teach a lesson..All due respect to her.


giftypearl.abenaab's picture

Great work piece

Halima, you ghave given me the opportunity to know Jackline better and deep. you have painted her stregth, stuggle and sweat to becoming a great woman today.
Thank you for listening not with only your ears but with your heart and eyes.
I join Laura in saying well done (Ayekoo!!! in my local language)
With Love,

Gifty Pearl Abenaab
Greight Foundation

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Shukrun Jazeelun

Dear Sister Gifty,

Thank you so much for sharing this compliment. Jackie is a determinant, persistent, patient person with clear objectives and goals to achieve. Finally she has won her battle and here she is a powerful woman..

By the way (Shukrun Jazeelun) is an Arabic phrase that means (Thank you so much).

Shukrun Jazeelun,


Kizzie's picture

I'm so inspired right now!

I'm so inspired right now! We've always been told to differentiate between reality and dreams. It's amazing how she pursued her dreams and she keeps persevering and trying to improve her life and explore her potentials!

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture


Kizzi ya habiba,

Shukrun jazzelun for sharing this warm comment. I am envious of you, young generation, who is lucky to have this type of technology and communication, and who are enthusiastic and willing to explore new horizons. Thank you for appreciating Jackie's determination..She a type of woman woman who stated her dreams and worked hard towards achieving them. Indeed she is a wonderful woman.

cad_communication's picture

Well writte

It's as if i have met her. You have introduced us to her in a refreshing way. I am inspired by her work and achievements

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Inspiring woman


I am happy for passing , reading my post and commenting on Jackie's inspiring life. indeed she is an incredible woman who fought her way and built a prosperous future, loving family, personality.

I am glad that the world stage witnesses the emergence of a correspondent with passion, human values, perseverance and rich potentials..etc.

Nusrat Ara's picture

A good job

A good job


Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture

Thank you so

Dear Nusrat,

Thank you so much for sharing this comment on the assignment I did over Jacqueline.

julia sawi's picture


I gess Kizzi was right when she said : We've always been told to differentiate between reality and dreams , but me I haven't been told to do , I just run away from reality to dream .
Can you introduce me to her ??

Halima Mohamed Abdel rahman's picture


Dear Julia,

I am so pleased you have joined this website and admire your strong voice and remarkable presence.Thank you so much for sharing this informative and strong comment.



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