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Guatemala Rising: Empower 700 Rural Students

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Hi, my name is Amalia Jarquin and I'm the founder of Proyecto Sonrisas

We're a group of volunteers who have been working since 2015 to make sure that 700 students in the remote community of Las Delicias Del Jobo, Guatemala, get the education they deserve. Your donation will help us improve the infrastructure of 6 schools, equip the schools with furniture, and provide students with school supplies.

I know from personal experience that education empowers girls. When I was a child, I received the best gift of my life: I got a scholarship.
A scholarship, a lifeline. It wasn't just money; it was a bridge out of generational hardship. Every mastered equation, every learned skill, chipped away at the walls of disadvantage, paving a bright path not just for me, but for countless others. This fragile paper held a powerful promise: education is the key to empowering girls and breaking the chains of inequality.

Growing up in Las Delicias, I dreamt of a future beyond limitations. But poverty stole many opportunities. That's why I founded Projecto Sonrisas - to bring quality education, technology access, and a world of possibilities to every child here. Together, let's make their smiles brighter than their dreams.
My childhood dream was access to books, not empty shelves. With Projecto Sonrisas we're filling those shelves with knowledge and opportunities. We equip schools, empower teachers, and ignite the love of learning in every child's heart. Be a part of their journey - help us rewrite the story of Las Delicias, one empowered step at a time.

Sun-kissed and broken shoes, they walk miles on dusty roads, textbooks clutched like lighthouses guiding them through the storms of hardship. They dream of classrooms where microscopes unlock hidden worlds and keyboards sing symphonies of possibilities. Yet, tools remain scarce, opportunities shimmer like mirages. Join us, equip their dreams with pencils that spark journeys, books that ignite passions, and desks that rewrite their stories. Donate a dollar, build a future, bridge the gap today.

Imagine leaky roofs replaced with sun-drenched classrooms, where rain becomes a song on new blackboards. Picture backpacks bursting with vibrant notebooks and crayons, igniting young minds with newfound possibilities. This is the future we're building for the children of Las Delicias, one step at a time. Every donation helps repair roofs, bring filtered water, and fill classrooms with sturdy desks and tools for exploration. Join us in transforming their environment, one pencil at a time. Donate today and build a brighter future for these dreamers.

Follow our journey on Proyecto Sonrisas to see smiles bloom and dreams take flight! With your continued support, we can unlock even more possibilities for these amazing kids.

Your trust is our foundation. We're committed to using every dollar efficiently and transparently.

Spread the magic! Share our campaign with your network and tag us on social media with #somosLasDelicias #proyectosonrisas Every share brings us closer to filling classrooms with laughter and fueling children's potential.

Thank you very much for your support!

Creators of this fundraiser:
Amalia Jarquin, founder Proyecto Sonrisas, Guatemala
Milana Mack, volunteer USA

If you're traveling to Guatemala, consider bringing us donations to Antigua.




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Amalia Jarquin
St. Petersburg, FL

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