STARFISH ONE BY ONE
May 28, 2010
Starfish is truly unique! I was glad to support the program to provide mentorship and education to girls from rural areas to enrich their lives knowing they may not otherwise be able to continue their education. It was comforting to exchange letters with Brenda, the girl I sponsor … then I made the trip to Guatemala to witness firsthand the change Starfish is making in the lives of these girls.
We first attended a mentoring and education class. The class focused on the value of family. Each of us were asked to speak to our family circumstances, siblings, parents, lifestyle, etc. I was in awe to find out that everyone of the girls in the class were dedicated to coming to class, despite the poverty and need for their help at home. This program gives them hope for change and encourages them to dream. I was struck to learn that everyone in the class was the child of two illiterate parents, most of whom don’t speak Spanish but only their native language. It was this moment when I realized the potential that Starfish offers these girls … how does one escape poverty under these circumstances? Starfish truly changes one life at a time. I suggest volunteering time to witness it first hand, meet the girls and wonderful contributors to the program, and experience the natural beauty of Guatemala!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Guatemala by volunteering, participating in home visits and the mentoring program. Wow!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the ability to experience the program first hand. Meet my sponsored girl, attend the education and mentoring program, home visits and better understand the challenges and the work they do.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
open and encouraging!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
change the lives of thousands of young women ... each then in turn impacting another!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & Witness mentoring classes, participate in home visits and continue to support as a donor.