Lemonade International Blog

Category: First Person

First Person: Elma Marina

We would like to introduce you to one of the incredible Guatemalan team members, Marina. She teaches the 6-7-year-old class in the Lima Academy. We asked Marina a few questions about herself and what motivates her to work in such a challenging environment every day. Where are you from? I am from Santiago Sacatepequez. Describe […]

First Person: Christian Umul

We would like to introduce you to one of our incredible Guatemalan team members, Christian Umul. He works with youth-at-risk [Learn more here] and is an essential part of the Vidas Plenas team. We asked Christian a few questions about himself and what motivates him to work in such a challenging environment every day. Where […]

First Person: Mirna Judith

We would like to introduce you to one of our incredible Guatemalan staff members, Mirna Judith. She serves our Service Learning Groups by taking care of the Lemonade Guest House and cooking delicious Guatemalan meals for the group members. We asked her a few questions about herself and what motivates her each day. Where are […]

First Person: Maira Judith

We would like to introduce you to one of our incredible teachers, Maira Judith. She works with the 4 – 5 year old class at the Limon academy. We asked her a few questions about herself and what motivates her to work in such a challenging environment every day. Where are you from? I am […]

First Person: Martita

We would like to introduce you to one of our incredible teachers, Martita. She works with the 3 – 5 year old class at the Mandarina academy. We asked her a few questions about herself and what motivates her to work in such a challenging environment every day. Where are you from? I was born […]

First Person: Maria Matzar

We would like to introduce you to one of our incredible staff members, Maria. As the Lima academy psychologist, she works with the emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological needs of the vulnerable children. We asked her a few questions about herself and what motivates her to work in such a challenging environment every day. Where […]

First Person: David Campos

We would like to introduce you to David Campos, chaplain of Vidas Plenas. David leads weekly Bible studies with the children and youth in each of the three academies and in homes throughout the community. – My name is David, and I am the chaplain for Vidas Plenas, serving the children and families of La […]

First Person: Sharon Elaine Padilla Cadenas

  Today we share the story of Sharon (second from left in the photo of the Mi Casita staff) as told to Lizza Majus, our International Operations Director. Sharon, 20, started working in the Mi Casita Safe Home earlier this year. I was referred to Tita and Vidas Plenas by Kim Hekman de Morán of […]

First Person: Ana Xiloj

Today we share the story of Ana Xiloj, as told to Lizza Majus, our International Operations Director. Ana works in the nursery at the Mandarina Academy, having earlier volunteered as an assistant teacher at Limon. Lizza writes, “Currently Sister Ana helps couples to bring children to school at noon. She does everything to continue to bless […]

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