Our international team of varied individuals is based across Guatemala, the United States and the Netherlands:
Chris Powell joined our team in 2012 while living in the nearby community of Santa Cruz la Laguna with his family.
He retired in 2014 after 35 years service as a teacher and high school principal. Bill plans to keep busy with home improvement projects, art, and special projects in his local community.
Niños del Lago was founded by Arlaine after being profoundly moved by the hardships suffered by the women and children she met in Guatemala.
Having worked with Niños del Lago since 2008, Marten became the Chairman of the Dutch board in October 2011.
Armando grew up near the Niños del Lago site and truly believes in the need for education and empowerment to improve the lives of Guatemalans.
Since January 2013 Bianca has worked as a board member of our Dutch Foundation, with a special focus on Management consultancy, HR consulting and coaching.
Stefania’s educational background is put to good use as she looks to increase involvement with the community as a whole.
The team in Guatemala focus on the daily running of the projects, development of the programs and the overall direction of all of Niños del Lago.
With the largest Guatemalan population outside of Guatemala itself, the US board is based in Los Angeles, California. Their focus is on fundraising and spreading the message.