Niños del Lago was founded by Arlaine Cervantes, a successful business owner, and entrepreneur in the fields of real estate development and hospitality. During her years of travel between the United States, México, and Guatemala, Arlaine developed a deep respect and affection for the people and culture of Guatemala and was profoundly moved by the hardships suffered by the women and children she meets. Her childhood of abandonment and abuse became the impetus for the foundation of Niños del Lago.
She resigned as Executive Director in December 2019, in order to be able to pursue personal projects. For more information on Arlaine, please click here for her ‘Epiphany’.