Success Stories

These are the success stories that YOU have created! Our donors give so much in terms of time, money and effort, and YOU deserve to be celebrated! Have a look below at some of the impact YOU have made! Thank you so much the differce YOU are making in the lives of others!

Elena

Elena Paulina Chiyal Simaj is five years old. She is the daughter of Juan Chiyal Quic and Magdalena Simaj. Her father works as a laborer and her mother earns money washing clothes. She has five siblings. Although education is a high priority for the family, they cannot afford to send all the children to school.


Elena is currently sponsored for the 2018 School year by Susan Herbert and Dr. Fred Bishop. Thank you Susan and Fred!

Diego

 Meet Diego Pablo Tzina. He is 12 years old. Diego has four brothers. His father was killed in a car accident. While his mother (Dolores) and older brothers currently help work to take care of the family, Diego is called upon to sell firewood up to 20 hours a week as well. Diego loves soccer and reading. He hopes to become a teacher one day.   


Diego is sponsored for the 2018 School year by Susan Herbert and Dr. Fred Bishop. Thank you Susan and Fred!

Manuel

Meet Manuel Tzina. He is 5 years old, and is the younger bother of Diego. Manuel is very outgoing and full of spunk! He is looking forward to starting his first year of school in January.  


Manuel is sponsored for the 2018 School year by Susan Herbert and Dr. Fred Bishop. Thank you Susan and Fred!

Jorge

Jorge Miguel Vasquez is 18 years old. 

He has four brothers (two with special needs) whom he helps support. He is eager to learn anything to help his family, but particularly loves music! He plays guitar and sings whenever he has the chance!


Jorge is sponsored for the 2018 school year by Mrs. Kubik's and Mrs. Taquino's Spanish Classes at Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas! Gracias por tu apoyo!

Alejandra

Alejandra Garcia Tobias is 21 years old. She is currently enrolled in the Universidad Panamericana and is studying law. 


She was sponsored for the 2017 school year by Samantha and Fred Kaiser. Thank you Samantha and Fred!

Ricardo

 

Meet Ricardo Alexander Sebastian Xicay. Ricardo is 12 years old and has had three years of elementary schooling. He is best friends with Diego Tznia . Ricardo has five brothers and one sister and really enjoys learning new things at school!

Ricardo is sponsored for the 2018 School year by Susan Herbert and Dr. Fred Bishop. Thank you Susan and Fred! 

Shoe Donations

Frisco Boy Scout Garrett Miller's Eagle Scout project was to collect shoes to send to Santiago Atitlan. Through his shoe drive, he collected 150 pairs of shoes, the necessary bags for shipping, and all of the shipping fees to get the shoes to Guatemala! What a great project! Thank you Garrett!  

Concepcion

Concepcion

Meet Concepcion Poron Petzey Ujpan. Shes is 17 years old and in high school. She has nine family members, six of whom are in school. Her parents place a high value on education, but her father only earns about Q40 per day. 


Concepcion is sponsored for the 2018 school year by Bryan and Leah Beck. Thank you Leah and Bryan!

Dolores

Meet Dolores Ajtzp Simaj. Dolores is 10 years old and in the 3rd grade. She attends Mateo Herrera. Dolores has four siblings. Her mom stays at home to take care of the family, while dad works in the fields for Q30-Q40 per day.


Dolores is sponsored for the 2018 school year by the Junior World Affairs Council from Frisco Liberty. Thank you Liberty JWAC!

Mecedes

 Meet Mecedes Micaela Sicay. Mecedes is in the 2nd grade at Escuela Canton Panul. Mecedes has four siblings Her father earns Q30-Q40 per day when he can find work. 


Mecedes is sponsored for the 2018 school year by the Junior World Affairs Council from Frisco Liberty. Thank you Liberty JWAC!