First i will like to say Thank You to the staff at LHI for taking the time out and showing me the community of Chajul. Being on this trip allow me to try new things and see the world in another way. Staying in Chajul gave me the opportunity to experience the lifestyle that many of the people there live. i was able to try their food, wear their traditional clothes, learn the native language , and help build a wall in one of the schools. The time that I spent there made me appreciate the little things like making the kids smile, one of my favorite thing that I did on the trip was the reading/ game workshop. That was my favorite thing because I was able to bond with the kids and see them build the solar system puzzle together. It was a fun moment for me and I will always remember it. Thank you once again LHI for an amazing experience.
I spent a week in Chajul volunteering with LHI, so I saw first hand the tremendous impact LHI has on the community. The leadership has a very clear vision that is community-driven, sustainable, and purposeful. The dedication of the local staff had a particular impact on me and I was inspired by their commitment to LHI and it students. LHI is truly a fantastic organization and is doing what is says it does.
Limitless Horizons Ixil embodies its commitment to work for Chajul by working with Chajul. After two years as a staff member and one year as a board member, I continue to be impressed by the incredible work the organization does. Even more important is how LHI does it's work - always under the leadership of our Guatemalan staff members. LHI is a community-driven organization impacting the entire community of Chajul.
LHI is an incredible organization and does fantastic work with and for the community of Chajul. I believe that much of their success is a result of strong and invested leadership as well as collaboration with the citizens of this town. This buy-in yields sustainability and that makes me all the more eager to support LHI socially/physically when in Guatemala, and fiscally when I am not.
This organization embodies the principles of mindful, community-driven sustainable development. As a Board member, I have seen the organization grow over the course of the past five years, reaching more and more people and becoming locally lead. One of the things that makes LHI stand out is its concept of growth.The team on the ground continually strives to work better and achieve more impact, but the ultimate focus is on providing programs and services that really make a difference, rather than on growth for its own sake.
LHI is composed of passionate, committed individuals who think critically and creatively about how to make a real difference in Chajul. This has led to uniquely integrated programming. It is a pleasure to be involved with an organization that is not only changing lives and the face of a community, but doing so in a way that is lasting, in alignment with and sensitive to the community's values.
I spent over a year in Chajul working with LHI as their Operations Associate and it was an amazing experience. Nothing compares to the pure dedication of it's local staff and board of directors, who made it an honor to a part of the team and welcomed in to the LHI family. I have seen first hand the passion and hard work that makes each and every one of their programs a project of the heart, and the manner in which they have empowered their majority-female Chajulense staff to drive this organization is a standard to which few non-profits could compare.
LHI takes the personal struggles of its scholars and library users to heart every day and its commitment to making the world a better place for these youth. The cost of sponsoring a scholar could never quantify the positive change that happens for these kids throughout 6-years of involvement with an organization like this.
Volunteering with Limitless Horizons Ixil has been a wonderful experience where I have had the opportunity to meet and work with the passionate and committed staff. It has been great to see how the scholarship recipients and staff members have created a supportive and caring community that is positively influencing Chajul. The staff at LHI have been warm and helpful and I have really felt welcomed into Nebaj and Chajul life. It has been a pleasure volunteering with LHI and I look forward to working with them in the future.
I just returned from Chajul where I had the privilege of meeting with the LHI staff and observing the fruits of their dedicated work. Three things stand out for me: the mutual ease and respect between the staff and scholarship students, the hard work and imagination in setting up and managing the wonderful library and LHI's commitment to a better future for the children. There were three highlights for me: visiting the library, participating in a weaving class and experiencing the gracious hospitality of a local family. I am excited and happy to be able to sponsor a child and in doing so becoming a member of the LHI community.
I have just returned from Guatemala, where I visited the Limitless Horizons office in Chajul. I was very impressed. The competence, warmth, and dedication of the staff were apparent from the moment I arrived, and I like how the organization depends primarily on local people to manage the services they provide. In both the office and the library, it is evident that those meant to benefit - mostly children when I was there - are engaged and appreciative of the opportunity and support created by LHI. As a new donor, I was also privileged to meet the young student that my wife and I will sponsor, and to see how well LHI staff have shaped the expectations and sense of responsibility of those they select to support. There is no condescension - it really feels as if all are working together to improve the quality of life of the community, a feeling that was reinforced by visits to two local families, for a meal and a hands-on lesson in weaving. I had high expectations traveling to Chajul - but they were far exceeded by the experience of seeing what a difference LHI is making in a part of the world that needs just this sort of support in order to begin to realize its potential.