Yo’o Guatemala, our service site partner in Purulhá, is a non-profit organization founded by Brenda Itzé Lemus Gordillo, a dynamic Guatemalan passionate about education and blazing paths toward a better future for her country. Yo’o Guatemala programs focus on community development, education and literacy, health and nutrition, and life skills developments.

Brenda is such a driving force in her community that she has been nominated for the 2023 CNN Heroes award. This effort honors individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid.   To learn more, visit: Brenda Lemus, CNN Hero