Adriana joined the group in the summer of 2013, at just 4 years of age. What a sweet addition she has been to the group! She jumped right in and became a great performer from the start! She loves attending the group, because she says it's fun and she says she loves getting English lessons from the volunteers.
Adriana lives with her mom and dad, and she now has a baby brother, Mateo.
Her favourite food is estofado, a traditional Guatemala stew.
Her favourite subject is English, her favourite colour is yellow and her favourite activity is riding her bike.
She wants to be a teacher when she grows up and says her dream is to have her own house and be able to travel to the states one day.
She is thankful to God and her sponsors for caring for her.
Anderson is Alex's younger brother. He joined the group in August 2013. He was very shy when he started attending the program, but is a very enthusiastic participant now!
Anderson was born on October 14, 2008. He lives with his mom and Alex, in a small home newly built for his family due to the generous donations of supporters of the Niños group.
Anderson's favourite food is mac and cheese! He loves Mario Kart (well any computer game really!)
He has 10 chickens at home and one dog, called 'doggy'!
Anderson says he loves his sponsors and wants them to be well always.
Angel Gabriel was born in 2004. He lives in San Antonio with his family.
Angel Gabriel is an incredible artist and always enjoys Arts and Crafts time at the project.
He is a gentle and kind child and looks out for the other children but equally he loves playing sport and soccer is his favorite.
He is now learning to play the marimba so we can expect to see him in the presentations soon!
He loves being part of the Ninos as he always has lots of fun with his new friends.
Aracely was born on 15 Nov 2004, and lives with her parents and a younger sister and brother. Her younger sister Jacqueline Azucena is now a part of the Niños too.
She loves to eat pepian.
Her favorite activity is playing soccer, and her favorite subject is computers.
When she grows up, she wants to be a secretary working in an office.
She is thankful to God and her sponsors for helping her with her uniforms.
She loves being part of the group, because she gets lots of help with things her parents cannot help her with.
Azucena is Aracely's younger sister who was born in 2010. She is new to the Ninos and started school in 2015.
Azucena takes a great interest in Arts and Crafts and is now learning to read and write!
She now takes part in the presentations and is a great little dancer!
She likes going to the pool with the group and is learning how to swim.
Her favourite food is chicken, she loves playing on the swings and says her favourite thing about the project is getting to colour and play with the volunteers every day.
Azucena likes being a part of the group as she is always learning new things! She let us know that she is grateful to be able to come where she has help with her homework and can do well in school!
Beberly joined the Ninos con Bendicion in the spring of 2013. She was born on March 20, 2005 and has 7 siblings! Beberly is such a sweet girl and always gives the volunteers a big hug when saying hello each day.
Her favorite food is stew, and her favorite activity is playing Hide and Seek.
Her favorite class is math.
When she grows up, Beberly wants to be a teacher so that she teach children.
She is thankful to God and her sponsors for helping her remain in school.
She loves being a part of the program because she loves learning with the volunteers.
Carlos was born on April 5, 1999. He lives with his parents and has 2 siblings.
His favorite activity is soccer and his favorite class is fine arts.
He loves roast chicken.
Carlos is about to graduate high school and in January 2016 we will help him to continue his studies at third level.
He says wants to make lots of money so that he can help people who do not have anything.
He is thankful to God and his sponsors because he feels everyone in the group has so much because of them.
Daniel was born on Oct 29, 2004. He has one brother named Angel and they live with their mom. Daniel is a little ball of energy and his smile is infectious.
He loves stew, swimming and math class. His favourite colour is red. He loves to play soccer and his favourite player is Messi.
When he gets older, he wants to be a doctor, because he wants to be able to help people to be well.
He is thankful to his sponsors and to God for giving him the help he needs, as well as for feeding him. He says he loves his sponsors and is grateful that they always think of him.
He loves being a part of the group because he says he has friends to play with.
Daniela lives with her sister and parents in San Antonio.
She enjoys dancing, coloring in and being with the volunteers.
Daniela started school in 2015 and is doing really well in her studies.
She loves being a part of the Ninos as she says she likes to be with her friends.
David has one younger brother called Sammy. They live with their family in San Antonio.
David was born in 2008. He is joined the project in 2015.
David always does his homework at the project and enjoys school.
He loves soccer and maths and learning with the volunteers. He also likes practising his hand writing.
David has 4 chickens at home. His favourite food is pepian.
David loves being a part of the project as he likes performing in the dances and learning the marimba.
Dulce was born on Feb 25, 2007. She lives with her parents and her 4 siblings. Dulce lives up to her name and is so sweet!
Her favorite food is stew, her favorite activity is playing soccer and she loves to paint.
She wants to be a teacher when she is older, because she likes to teach people new things.
She is thankful to her sponsors and to God for her studies.
She loves being a part of the group because she has friends there.
Estefany is 6 years old and lives in San Antonio with her mom and her younger brother and sister.
She loves arts and crafts and performing in the dances for visitors.
When she fist started at the program when she was 5 years old Estefany could barely hold a pencil, now she is in school and learning how to read and write!
Fatima was born on Oct 18, 2005. She has 2 siblings.
She joined the Ninos con Bendicion in the summer of 2013.
Her favorite class is math, and she loves eating stew.
Fatima is amazing at soccer and is always the last girl standing in the soccer games with all the boys.
She wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
She is thankful that she has sponsors, and is happy that they help her.
Gabriel, the youngest sibling of Gabriela, recently joined his sister as a part of the Ninos group. He is very shy, but it now taking part in all activities.
He is now in school at 5 years old and is learning lots!
He likes to colour in and do puzzles.
Gaby was born on Nov 4, 2004. She lives with her parents, 2 sisters and a brother.
She has been an amazing marimba player since shortly after joining the group!Gaby loves stew. She also enjoys baseball, and her favorite class is math.
When she graduates, she wants to become a doctor so that she can help people feel better.
She is thankful to her sponsors for helping her to study, and she is thankful to God for giving her wisdom.
She loves being a part of the group because she has friends, and also because she enjoys learning to speak English with the volunteers.
Jaqueline was born on Sept 17, 2002.
Her favorite food is stew, and her favourite class is English.
When she graduates, she wants to work in Hotel and Tourism because she enjoys speaking English. She says her dream is to have a secure job and ideally to have her own business! She hopes to have her own home and be able to travel the world. She dreams big, we love it!
Jaquie is thankful to God and her sponsors for helping her with her schooling, and also for helping her family with their needs. Over the past year, her family had a home built by a group of volunteers from Canada. Thanks to other donations and the hard work of her father, they now have their first electricity and water. It has been an amazing year for Jaquie and her family!
She loves the project because she says it is a beautiful program, and has helped her with so many things. As Jacqueline is now one of the older members of the group she says she also loves to help out with the younger kids.
Joe (pronounced Joey) was born on Dec 24, 2004. He lives with his mom and dad, and his sister Fabi.
Social and Natural Environment Studies is his favorite class.
He also loves soccer and supports Brazil.
His favourite food is adobado, with is pork with a red sauce.
When he grows up, he wants to go to the moon so that he can explore new things!
He is thankful to God for his health and intelligence, and to his sponsors for his studies, clothing and gifts.
He loves the group because they share dance and marimba lessons, and they get help with English and math from the volunteers.
Jorge is Aracely and Azucena's uncle! They are all really close and enjoy coming to the project together.
Jorge is a fun loving boy whose strengths lie in the arts. He loves to colour and do Arts and Crafts with the volunteers.
Jorge says he likes the project as he likes to share his time with his friends.
Kehily was born on Dec 28, 2001. She lives with her parents and 3 siblings.
She loves Pepian, and her favourite class is Natural Science.
Kehily has a dog named "Droopy".
When she graduates high school Kehily is not sure what she would like to be but she is thankful to God and her sponsors that she will be able to study at college as this is her dream.
She loves being in the program because she says it is fun! She also loves being able to help look after the smaller kids in the group.
Linda was born on Aug 23, 2004. She lives with her parents and her younger brother.
Her favorite food is stew, her favorite sport is soccer and her favorite class is math.
She wants to be a lawyer so that she can help people.
She is thankful to her sponsors and to God for giving her support with her studies.
She loves the program because she gets to dance and have fun!
Melisa was born on Oct 1, 1997. She has one older brother and one older sister.
Her favorite food is creamed chicken, and her favorite sport is soccer.
Melisa attends her higher education classes in Antigua, and her English has greatly improved! She is taking a Business Adminstration program, and says that when she graduates she wants to set up her own business and be able to help the program continue to grow.
She is thankful to God because He can do anything, and with Him, nothing is impossible. She is thankful to her sponsors for the financial support they give her to be able to work towards realising her dreams. She says that through the sponsorship program, doors have been opened to her and she can now see the person she wants to be, and can be.
She enjoys the group because she feels that they are very close knit, and they are taught to work hard and to be the best they can be.
Rosilda was born on Dec 19, 1999, and was one of the first children to be involved in the Niños program. She lives with her parents and her 4 siblings, including Yasmyn, who is also a part of the program.
Rosilda has just graduated high school and since January 2016 the program is helping her to study to be a chef in Antigua. Her dream is to be able to open her own restaurant in Guatemala.
She is thankful to God for helping her to have things that others do not have. She loves her sponsors and is thankful to them for supporting her and helping her to feel happy and content.
Rosilda loves being a part of the Niños program because she has help with her studies and they help her to believe she can reach her dreams. She has been given many gifts, and is very happy with her friends.
Shanty was born on October 6, 2010. She attends the program with her sister Estefany, and has a younger brother.
Victoria is an only child but lives with her cousin Adriana, who is also part of the group. They are both always getting up to mischief together.
Victoria has one dog called "Shack" and 1 chicken as her pets.
Her favourite things to eat are burritos and her favourite colour is pink.
She is very creative and her favourite lesson in school is art.
Victoria says that when she grows up she wants to be a singer.
She let us know that she loves her sponsors and the volunteers are they are always there to help her.
Yasmin was born on September 14th, 2002 and has 5 sisters . Yasmin's older sister Rosilda has been in the dance group since it began.
Yasmin likes feeling part of the group and considers them other brothers and sisters.
Her favourite food is pepian, she loves playing soccer and she enjoys math class the most.
When she graduates, she wants to be a teacher.
She is thankful to God and her sponsors for offering her so much help.
She loves being a part of the Ninos group, because she feels she now has everything she needs that she did not have before.