The Faces of Guatemala

Lan Vwa, a school in Joconal, Guatemala for coffee farmers’ children, offers a Christ-centered education to children of coffee farmers who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend school. Before Lan Vwa, most of the kids in the village didn’t dream of a life where they could choose a career for themselves. Most thought they would follow in their parents’ footsteps, but Lan Vwa has given them the gift of dreaming of a different future. As you scroll through and read about each child, ask God if he might use their education and talents for His glory. Please pray particularly for each student as they are temporarily participating in distance education due to COVID-19. Most of the students’ parents are uneducated, making it difficult for them to assist their children with their schoolwork.

Here’s a glimpse of 20 children whose lives you change simply by drinking HOPE Coffee.

  • Evelyn is a 15-year-old who has a brother and sister. She loves to study and one day would like to be a teacher.

    Evelyn is a 15-year-old who has a brother and sister. She loves to study and one day would like to be a teacher.

  • Luis is a 7th-grader who likes to play soccer. He wants to be a policeman one day.

    Luis is a 7th-grader who likes to play soccer. He wants to be a policeman one day.

  • Aury is in 8th grade. She loves to play soccer and wants to be a high school teacher when she grows up.

    Aury is in 8th grade. She loves to play soccer and wants to be a high school teacher when she grows up.

  • Lubia is in the 7th grade and lives with her mom and her brothers. Her dream is to become a nurse.

    Lubia is in the 7th grade and lives with her mom and her brothers. Her dream is to become a nurse.

  • Karla is in kindergarten and enjoys playing with her school friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a preschool teacher.

    Karla is in kindergarten and enjoys playing with her school friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a preschool teacher.

  • Josue is a 15-year-old who loves to play soccer. He wants to be a financial auditor some day.

    Josue is a 15-year-old who loves to play soccer. He wants to be a financial auditor some day.

  • Davis is 15-years-old and has three siblings. One day, he would like to study architecture.

    Davis is 15-years-old and has three siblings. One day, he would like to study architecture.

  • Oscar is in the 7th grade. He has three brothers and dreams of becoming a lawyer.

    Oscar is in the 7th grade. He has three brothers and dreams of becoming a lawyer.

  • Maybelin is a 12-year-old who likes to play soccer. She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

    Maybelin is a 12-year-old who likes to play soccer. She wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

  • Antony is a 12-year-old who would like to go to college and study mechanical engineering.

    Antony is a 12-year-old who would like to go to college and study mechanical engineering.

  • Bani is a 10th-grader who loves math. One day, he would like to be a nurse.

    Bani is a 10th-grader who loves math. One day, he would like to be a nurse.

  • Alex is a senior in high school. He is very dedicated to his education—he lives two hours away and commutes back and forth between home and school each week. After he graduates this year, he wants to pursue a career in the medical field.

    Alex is a senior in high school. He is very dedicated to his education—he lives two hours away and commutes back and forth between home and school each week. After he graduates this year, he wants to pursue a career in the medical field.

  • Sayra is in the 8th grade. Her dream is to finish high school then become a nurse.

    Sayra is in the 8th grade. Her dream is to finish high school then become a nurse.

  • Heydi hopes to graduate from high school this year and pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.

    Heydi hopes to graduate from high school this year and pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.

  • Jesmin is a 7th-grader who would like to be a preschool teacher one day.

    Jesmin is a 7th-grader who would like to be a preschool teacher one day.

  • Daniel is 13-years-old. When he is done with high school, he wants to become a pilot.

    Daniel is 13-years-old. When he is done with high school, he wants to become a pilot.

  • Jorge is a 7th-grader who loves to read. His favorite book is Peter Pan. When he grows up, he wants to be an architect.

    Jorge is a 7th-grader who loves to read. His favorite book is Peter Pan. When he grows up, he wants to be an architect.

  • Selvin is in the 7th grade. After he finishes high school, he hopes to be a mechanic.

    Selvin is in the 7th grade. After he finishes high school, he hopes to be a mechanic.

  • Melissa is a 7th-grader who wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

    Melissa is a 7th-grader who wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

  • Denis is a happy 14-year-old who loves to make others laugh. He dreams of becoming a nurse one day.

    Denis is a happy 14-year-old who loves to make others laugh. He dreams of becoming a nurse one day.

When you drink HOPE Coffee, you support the education of coffee farmers’ children in Guatemala—the very children whose parents produce our Guatemalan line! Your purchase supports Lan Vwa in their mission to share the love of Jesus while giving the hope of a bright future to kids who might not get the opportunity to further their education otherwise. Keep drinking HOPE Coffee, knowing that you’re making a difference in each one of these precious lives.  Read more about our partnership with Lan Vwa.

 

 


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