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Shakira is one of the most well-known Latin singers around the world. She has an incredible voice that many adore. A lot of her songs have been on the top of the list of Billboard charts. Her concerts have been sold-out around the world. Dates have even been added for concerts such was the case here in El Paso. Her albums are almost always on the best-selling list. These are just some of the accomplishments that Shakira has acquired throughout her years as a singer. However, Shakira isn't just a celebrity; Shakira is also an advocate for children.

Specifically, Shakira has a foundation called Pies Descalzos/Barefoot Foundation in which she helps children in Colombia get access to education. She started this foundation back in 2003 because she was devastated that children in her native Colombia weren't getting an adequate education. She felt like she needed to help out in some way so she decided to establish this foundation. The name of the foundation, Pies Descalzos, was used since it is the name of her first hit single. Shakira's foundation has been very successful in building various schools in different parts of Colombia.There are many ways one can help by donating money or volunteering with the foundation.

All these efforts made by Shakira are some of the reasons she's a Latina with a mission. She has used the resources given to her to make a difference in her community. One doesn't have to be a celebrity to advocate for something you're passionate about; one must just be willing to giving time and effort to the cause. So why don't you be like Shakira: a Latina with a mission.

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