Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Guatemala’s Country Director

“Build Relationships. Break Poverty.” is a podcast that challenges the Western perception of international poverty by elevating the voices of local leaders and processing how we can help to alleviate poverty without harming those living in vulnerable communities.

This month’s episode features HopeChest’s Country Director of Guatemala, Carolina Cardona. Carolina is a delight to speak with and this conversation is particularly encouraging, as she shares the story of her childhood and life story.

Rick and Carolina discuss many topics in this interview, including responding to the calling to serve and how Children’s HopeChest’s work in Guatemala is unique from other organizations. You’ll want to hear Carolina’s stories of how God frequently intervenes and answers her staff’s prayers in miraculous ways.





Sitting in the interviewer’s seat is Rick Wright, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Rick supports and partners with the President and CEO and HopeChest board members on all major fundraising initiatives. He is also responsible for donor acquisition and retention and oversees the strategic marketing direction of the organization. In a past life, Rick was a spokesman for major Christian radio interviews, performed live on-site radio voice for inner-city ministry initiatives, and did voice over for radio television spots.



Carolina Cardona, Children’s HopeChest’s Guatemala Country Director, grew up in a small village in Guatemala, where her family only had running water for two hours a day and bicycles were their main form of transportation. When she was a young girl, God placed big dreams and ambitions in her heart, and after graduating from college in the United States she returned to Guatemala and joined the HopeChest team. She has been advocating for and serving vulnerable children in Guatemala for over two years as Country Director.



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