Aleyda Jose Ballesteros Herrera is the Accountant for New Song. She was born March 9, 1982 in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. She has lived in Chichigalpa with her parents and sister her entire life. She graduated from Colegio Modelo ISA (High School) in 1998. She went on to study finance and public accounting at Universidad de Ciencias Comerciales in Leon, where she graduated in 2003. Aleyda is currently working on a Law degree from Universidad Popular de Nicaragua in Chinandega.
Aleyda lives with her parents in Candelaria only about five blocks from the Mission. She works at New Song as the Mission’s onsite accountant/book keeper. She loves to work for many reasons. Firstly, she loves that she able to help people in her own community. It makes her feel very happy and content. Secondly, she feels that her work at New is helping her grow both personally and professionally. Thirdly, she loves that the New Song Clinic is able to provide reasonable prices so that the people have access to medical attention. She has heard from various patients how wonderful it is to have a clinic that they can afford with staff that actually care about their health and well-being.