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November 2011 Newsletter

Starfish One by One November 2011 Newsletter

2011 Evening in Evergreen

Our first annual Evening in Evergreen at the beautiful home of Chuck Cannon was a great success! Lots of fun was had by all and fantastic prizes were auctioned off to raise money for our girls in Guatemala. There was photography by Wendy Schott, a special visit from Norma Bajan and Marilena Rosales from the…

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The value of educating girls

We recently received this letter from a couple volunteering in Panajachel that sums up the importance of Starfish One by One: “The other night we were having dinner at typical outdoor restaurant.  One of the (many) women who stopped at our table to sell bracelets, woven cloth, etc. struck up a conversation with us in…

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2011 Graduating Class

Starfish One by One will celebrate its first four graduates of high school this fall! Congratulations to Rosa, Francisca, Jeronima and Gil.

Yolanda

When Yolanda was in 3rd grade she knew she wanted to do something really different with her life but she hadn’t been born into a family that promoted “out of the box” thinking. Challenged with many obstacles in her personal life, Yolanda gave up and hit rock bottom. In the end her strength, almost extinguished,…

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Starfish One by One book!

We are excited to announce that in September 2011, just in time for the holiday season, we will be selling copies of “A Mayan Star Born to Shine”. This whimsical children’s book written by Amaris Espinosa and illustrated by Sabina Espinet, is inspired by the writings of 75 girls in the Starfish program and it…

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Meet Lorena

Three years ago, Lorena was a typical 14 year-old girl in rural Guatemala. She hid her poor self-esteem by energetically begging tourists for handouts. Her posture betrayed her though. She walked slumped over almost like the men in her community who have to carry heavy loads of firewood. In 2008, Lorena became a member of…

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Book Day

On April 16th, Starfish one by one students and mentors participated in an event to promote reading together with the local library in Chicacao.

A Givology interview with Travis Ning, Executive Director

http://www.givology.org/~gmweiss/blog/2123/

One unique campaign that resulted in 2 full starfish sponsorships

http://iwantherjob.com/meet-andrea-sosof-sisay-one-of-the-girls-our-campaign-sponsored/

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