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Tag: Faces of La Limonada

Dona Veronica’s Life Lessons

It is impossible to be with Doña Veronica without feeling how real and tangible God is. An 80-year-old resident of La Limonada, Veronica has had a long life with both deep suffering and beautiful joy. The many wrinkles on her beautiful face each surely tell a different story. She has 15 children and now has […]

Celebrating Moms Like Brenda in La Limonada

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and we want to celebrate the moms in La Limonada. These are moms who love and sacrifice for their kids. Moms who give so much out of the little they have. Moms who want a better future for their kids other than the temptations that surround them in their community. Brenda […]

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We believe in the hopes and dreams the mothers of La Limonada have for their children. (Photo by Scott Bennett)

A Mural for Don German

“Poverty is the result of relationships that do not work, that are not just, that are not for life, that are not harmonious or enjoyable. Poverty is the absence of shalom in all its meanings.” – Bryant Myers Don German is a 68-year-old treasured friend in La Limonada, recognized immediately by his white beard, suit, […]

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“I was very impressed by the teachers and the activities [in the academies], and also how much they care and give personal attention to the kids. It was a blessing to spend two days in La Limonada and shoot some photos for Lemonade International.” Scott Bennett first came to La Limonada on the Bloggers Trip. […]

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Children have the basic need to be protected, nurtured, and equipped for their future. (Photo by Silent Images)

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Child sponsorship impacts whole families. Photo by Corinne Johnson (Instagram @lisacorinne)

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Living in poverty does not determine your value to God or to us. (Photo by Tita Evertsz)

Presence, Gratitude, and Abiding Joy

I visited a young mother of two small children who is full of life and strong character. Always sincere, she desires to excel and be a good wife and mother of a three and five year old. Upon entering the house, I saw a handkerchief covering her head and highlighting her beautiful face even more. […]

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“I gave her this picture and she said, ‘How beautiful I am!!!!’ This moment is unforgettable.” – Tita Evertsz

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Tomorrow is Day of the Child, a national holiday in Guatemala celebrated each year to recognize the rights of children. Children in La Limonada encounter a tough, difficult world at a very early age. But today, they are coming to their academy to hear they are precious, loved, and treasured by so many who want […]

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We are present in La Limonada because every child deserves an opportunity to dream. Photo by Rebecca Gant

Jeffrey’s Return

FaceTime buzzed on my computer. It was time for my interview with one of our youth volunteers in La Limonada. Lizza and Lucia appeared on the screen, along with a 15-year-old named Jeffrey. They were sitting in a classroom inside the Limon academy just after breakfast. A little shy, as most teenage boys are, Jeffrey’s […]

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“We have so much to learn from the poor – like their sense of community.” – Tita Evertsz (Photo by Rebecca Gant)

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“We believe every human being is created in the image of God and has inherent dignity.” John M. Perkins (Photo by Silent Images)

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