Stories of Hope

Julissa’s story

Julissa talks a million miles a minute — constantly celebrating those around her and overflowing with joy. She’s vibrant and energetic; encouraging and always smiling.  She’s also from a community that is plagued with challenges.  The region in which she lives...

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Perla inspires me.

Here are three things you need to know about Perla: She’s a natural leader. During the last week of the Institute, we built a “company” to learn business and marketing skills — and Perla stepped right into the manager role. She had her team working like a well-oiled...

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Why we say “Seguimos Adelante”

Here at Hands Offering Hope, there is something we say all the time: Seguimos Adelante.  It’s a Spanish phrase that means “let’s move forward together”—and it is at the core of everything that we do. Through the Institute, we have built a community of incredible young...

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Darina chose the braver path.

For young women in Mexico, the world is full of challenges.  Girls are expected to stay home. To take care of their families. They have children when they are still children themselves. Very few make it to college, and many have grown up facing abuse and trauma.  This...

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What a Weekend!

Saturday afternoon, I watched our students race around the courtyard completing team games and challenges. They were cheering and encouraging one another — working together with confidence and a lot of laughter. It was the perfect picture of so many things we love at...

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Update from Day One!

As we prepare for the start of our second day of Winter Conference, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Here in Kantunilkín, these incredible students have created something spectacular. Yesterday included a lineup of speakers from all around Mexico and the U.S., our...

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Delivering Joy to Children

Our incredible students delivered toys to the children in their communities yesterday for Día de Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day/Epiphany)! In Mexico, many children receive gifts on Día de Reyes Magos instead of Christmas — and we LOVE seeing our students make this day...

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