Mariana Rafaela Alcantara Briones was born without arms on 26 April 2005 in Cajamarca. Since earliest childhood she has been carrying out all activities with her feet. For painting and drawing she predominantly uses her left foot. The now 6-year old girl attends the "Sta. Teresita de Cajamarca" school and studies art and painting under the guidance of art professor Anita Infante. She enjoys painting very much and is steadily improving her skills. She paints in tempera, watercolours and chalk.
Date of birth: 26.04.2005
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2012