Gabriel’s Story

Gabriel’s Story

“My name is Gabriel García Velásquez and I want to tell you my story before and after meeting Mentors Guatemala. Before meeting Mentors Guatemala, life was very difficult as a farmer here in Huehuetenango for my family. Because of our financial difficulties my two...
Where I Find my Joy

Where I Find my Joy

There was the year that Domingo refers to as “The failure of his life.” That year, the price of vegetables went down so low that Domingo essentially lost his whole harvest. He began looking for additional jobs, but the whole community was struggling. Domingo was about...
Josefina Chail Chos

Josefina Chail Chos

Josefina Chail Chos hopes to continue working with Mentors Guatemala and expresses immense gratitude to the donors who make it possible for so many families like hers to get ahead in life. She hopes that by their generosity they can receive blessings. When Josefina...
Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Being the fifth son in a family of six boys, and facing many adversities as a child didn’t stop Carlos A. Batrzin from having a cheerful countenance and a determined spirit. Carlos was only able to complete the third grade when he was needed to start working to help...
Farming for Generations

Farming for Generations

Arnulfo Lopez has lived his whole life in the agriculture region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He is a strong, dedicated, and hard-working farmer. His father was a farmer, as was his father, and so on. It is all they have ever known. Education was never a priority for...