Guatemala

Long-Cherished Dreams Coming True

We are so excited to share a story from one of our community member participants at the Women’s Social Work Site in Guatemala. Here’s what she had to say: The opportunity to learn sewing came my way through a pastor, who herself was a skilled seamstress. She introduced...

Fostering Integrative Programs

An encouraging story from Guatemala. In 2023, we initiated a sports program for girls aged 9 to 15 in El Tablón, backed by Byron Parada’s wife, Dulce. This was a significant move, breaking cultural norms deeply rooted in machismo. Traditionally, early pregnancies and household responsibilities like cooking, cleaning,...

A Sponsorship that Lasts a Lifetime

Today’s encouraging story comes from the Sponsorship and Education in Guatemala. Sponsorship and Education is a program that seeks to provide comprehensive development (education based on Christ-centered principles and valves) for the children of Magdalena Milpas Altas. It supports the kids by giving them the materials that they...

Who Knew Playing a Sport Could Mean So Much More?

This week’s encouraging story comes from the sports site in Guatemala. The Sports site works with kids and youth in Magdalena, San Miguel, Buena Vista, and El Tablón. This site incorporates a variety  of recreational activities with the goal of teaching, mentoring and ultimately seeing the lives of young...

Glendy is Flourishing in a Way She Never Knew was Possible

This week’s interview story comes from a woman that has been consistently attending the Women’s Social Work Site in Guatemala for awhile now. A woman that has found joy, passion and meaning while attending the weekly gatherings.   Her name is Glendy.   What is your favorite part about...

Jenny's Story

The encouraging story you need to hear from Guatemala. Jenny is a young 28 year old girl that was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. She really struggles with reading, writing and socializing with other people her age. Six years ago, Jenny started attending the special education site with...

Called to Carry One Another's Burdens

This week’s story of encouragement comes from the Girls Club site in Guatemala. The Girls Club site was created with the intention of seeing girls come together to learn about Jesus and  build a community where they feel safe and accepted. Each girl walks through the site’s doors...

A Life Well Lived

This has been a difficult week for the Students International family. Tuesday our dear friend, brother, and long-time staff member Fernando Saravia passed away. Fernando served with SI Guatemala for over 25 years. He served with excellence as a site leader, part of the leadership team, as the...

A Humble Carpenter

Today’s story of encouragement comes from the Trade School Site in Guatemala. At the beginning of the year, a young volunteer firefighter named Diego decided he wanted to take a step in furthering his education and do something that he loves. On his days off from firefighting, he...

God Showed Rosalina she is Valuable to Him

Today’s story of encouragement comes from the Women’s Social Work Site in Guatemala. Watch the video below to learn how God has equipped Rosalina with the tools to do anything she puts her mind to and how that has led her to see how valuable she is to...