Our international team of varied individuals is based across Guatemala, the United States, and the Netherlands:
“I fell in love with Guatemala and decided to commit to NdL so that I could continue to work to help improve people’s life, especially children through our programs.”
“My professional objective is, through my own experiences, to work in personal development so people can reach their goals. In my spare time I work with closely with community groups in my community.”
“Guatemala is a magical country that is hard not to fall in love with. I strongly believe in working with local communities to help them find ways to achieve their goals, especially women and children – they are the key to Guatemala’s future.”
She received her B.S degree from Chico State University in International Relations, Latin American Studies and Spanish.
“I have recognized Niños del Lago’s potential for empowering and fundamental change for future generations…”
Andrea-Marie has been a volunteer for Ninos del Lago since the start of the project, serving in many different roles, from writer to fundraiser.
Having worked with Ninos del Lago since 2008, Marten became the President of the Dutch board in October 2011.
Niños del Lago was founded by Arlaine after being profoundly moved by the hardships suffered by the women and children she met in Guatemala.
Ninos del Lago would not be the organization that it is without the dedicated support, advice, and fundraising efforts of all its past Board Members.
Tim McNitt keeps our website and email running. Through his company, Acies Communications, he has been hosting our website since 2006.
The Dutch team forms the backbone of our fundraising efforts and always help drive the project forward. They are:
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.