Meet our artisan Veronica!
Veronica's story is beautiful
and we are glad to be part of what the Lord is doing
Veronica is making our beautiful Yesenia Tassel Necklace.
Veronica & Blanca work together to design our Peacock Christmas Ornament.
Veronica gets her infectious smile from her mom, Teresa, her greatest encourager.
Her dream to attend university, almost done! Thesis & internship in 2022 to finish!
Learning new techniques from Maria a couple of years ago.
Each artisan signs her "hang tag" card, a sign of her commitment to quality.
Twins Day, lol!! These two are super good friends & super special young women!
Covid has brought a few logistical changes to our workshop, yet still the same loving & encouraging environment. Veronica brings great leadership to the team.
A few of her favorite things
Veronica shares about her life & experience at WoH
Arriving at Women of Hope, my life has changed. I am growing spiritually through the ministry and learning my self worth as a woman.
I remember sharing with the other ladies that "I have adream, that is really important to me. I want to get my universitydegree." And "Thank you God, thank you because my dreams are comingtrue." I have now finished my Social Sciences degree in Law these last 5years. It is a goal that I have now completed.
"The ministry has totally changed my life."
Veronica spent her childhood in a home troubled by domestic abuse and alcoholism. Poverty and lack of financial resources further plagued her family but did not dampen her determination to one day earn a university degree.
Then in April 2015, Veronica learned about the ministry of Women of Hope Guatemala and began training as a beading artisan. Not only has Veronica been able to earn a living wage, but WoH has also provided educational scholarships to support her goals. Today, Veronica has completed her university studies and is preparing for her law exams, thesis and internship. Her hope, and ours, is that one day Veronica will be the WoH Guatemala Director.
Veronica thanks God for the many donors, customers and volunteers that help make Women of Hope possible and her dreams a reality.
Join us in praying for Veronica’s family, her mother who continues to work in the market 7 days a week to provide for her family. Her father suffered a stroke in early 2021, had to quit working and continues to recover at home. Veronica and her brothers continue to work to help support their family.
Pray for Veronica as she studies for the bar exam. The exam has been postponed due to Covid and that makes it difficult to know how to study and plan. For Veronica to continue growing in her relationship with Christ.
Pray for Veronica's relationships with each of the other artisans as she encourages and challenges them in their relationship with Christ.