BFB Foundation Visits Partners in Guatemala

Representatives from the BFB Foundation visited Guatemala in June for another amazing trip. We had the opportunity to meet with all of our partner organizations and see first-hand the difference they are making in the lives of those in their communities.

We were able to visit some of the mothers whose daughters are supported by our volunteers through the Padrino Program at Niños de Guatemala. They told us how instrumental the program has been in encouraging their girls to work hard in school. They expressed their deepest gratitude for helping give their children what they were not able to provide.

The girls at Socorro invited us to their school and put on a fabulous show for that included dancing, poetry, music, and a lot of fun. These young ladies are remarkable and are so smart and talented. It has been such a pleasure to work with them and hear their dreams and goals for the future. We have been so inspired by their hard work and dedication that we are rewarding the graduating class with a trip to the United States in 2014.

Our trip also included a visit to San Juan la Laguna where we were able to see the business center at the Riecken Library in action. The women in the community have taken full advantage of the resources available to them and are working on building and strengthening their own businesses.

The last stop on our trip was to Prince of Peace in Guatemala City. We are currently supporting three young ladies who are getting ready to attend University. These girls have come so far in their education and in their personal lives and we are excited for what the future brings.

Before our trip, we received a very generous donation of 25 laptop computers from Joe Williams in Charlotte, NC. This trip gave us the chance to deliver the