You Asked, Guatemala’s Country Director Answered

In October , we asked what questions YOU had for Children’s HopeChest’s Guatemala Country Director, Carolina Cardona. Our Guatemala partners had some awesome questions, including “How have CarePoint operations been impacted, and what is different now than in pre-Covid times?” and “How can we pray for you?”

In this month’s episode of “Build Relationships. Break Poverty,” you asked, and Carolina answered. We are featuring questions from HopeChest Friends, community members, and HopeChest program participants. Wil Crooks, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships reads your questions in this interesting episode!

A group of Guatemalan children hold up colorful paper hearts with pictures of their HopeChest Friends on them.

There was no question of what my mission was to be. I had to serve the poor in my country. I am so blessed for the opportunity God has given me to join the Children’s HopeChest Guatemala Team. This is the place where He is moving to transform the lives of the children. It is an honor beyond definition to serve others every day here.” -Carolina Cardona



Wil smiling in a circular photo


As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Wil Crooks builds relationships with HopeChest partners and potential partners. Wil started out as a pastor partnering with HopeChest, and now he shares the same vision that he caught with other potential partners.





Carolina Cardona is Guatemala’s Country Director and oversees all Guatemalan CarePoints. She has a big heart for others and has a drive for helping vulnerable children. She works every day to make a difference in communities all over the country and in the lives of all who live there.



“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.

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