Like many Quechua-speaking women, Marcelina wasn’t able to go to school when she was a child because she had to work. Marcelina was in charge of handling the animals and wasn’t able to attend school like the boys, which made her feel less important and valued. Because of her inability to attend school, she was also unable to read or write. This hindrance disables many Quechua-speaking women like Marcelina from studying or learning anything – including God's Word. But Marcelina’s life was forever changed when she first attended literacy classes and learned how to read and write in her own language as an adult.