Limitless Horizons – what an appropriate name! Our partners at Limitless Horizons work in the Chajul area, a very remote part of Guatemala, and their work goes above and beyond! They recently sent us a final report with highlights on the projects Miracles in Action, along with other donors, have sponsored over the past year.
2 full-time librarians for community library which saw 1386 registered users visiting an average of 4 times per week. Users are mostly between the ages of 7 and 16 years
Literacy programs including Story Hour, for beginner readers and Reading Club, for advanced readers, along with craft activities
Renovation of new study room
Literacy and library promotion which resulted in 173 new users registered, to 1400 total
Youth development program which supported 52 youth with computer classes, a work-study program, career counseling, and 1-on-1 mentoring
Development of a community leader, Edilma Magdalena Hernandez Ijóm, who is also a staff member at LHI. Her growth and development have been an inspiration for the rest of the team.
Edilma wanted to share this letter of thanks (translated from the original in Spanish):
I wanted to write to you to give thanks for the support you have given me to continue this work with LHI. Thank you for believing in me as a leader and someone who can help my community overcome our challenges and develop. Even though we haven’t met, and you may not have seen Chajul, your faith in our ability to build a better life is greatly appreciated by everyone and by me especially.
I also want to tell you that I will continue to work hard and take advantage of this experience I have been fortunate to receive. I feel proud to be a lucky member of this organization because I have seen first-hand the positive changes in myself, my family, and my work with the community of Chajul.
Edilma Magdalena Hernandez Ijóm