About Us

Mil Milagros works in rural Guatemala to discover women leaders, develop their potential, and deliver results.

In each community, we identify potential women leaders. Then, we develop their potential by training them to implement our early childhood development, health, and education programs in schools and communities.

By equipping them with resources and knowledge, these leaders are tackling some of the biggest problems facing rural Guatemala - malnutrition, low graduation rates, and illness due to poor hygiene habits. There are more women who are ready to lead their communities to brighter futures.

Imagine yourself as a woman in rural Guatemala. 

You, like most Indigenous Maya women, never had the chance to finish primary school. You work hard caring for your children, but no one sees your effort. When you speak, racism and misogyny cause you to be ignored.

Now imagine that you're invited to a space where people listen to you. Here, they hear your struggles and help you discover your voice. You share what you are learning with your family and community. This is how leaders are made.

Are you ready to change lives with us?

Meet Our Team

Lucy Aj

In-Country Director

Telma Alva

Program Coordinator

Shirley Bocel

Community Coordinator

Griselda Calgua

Community Coordinator

Edgar Chalcú


Evelyn Charar

Community Coordinator

Isabel Chávez

Program Director

Carolyn Daly

Executive Director

Diego Hernandez

Program Assistant

Phoebe House

Director of Operations

Angelica Ixcol

Community Coordinator

Mirna Ixcol

Community Coordinator

Lidia Joj

Program Coordinator

Rossio Joj

Community Coordinator

Dalila Lejá

Community Coordinator

Dora Martínez

Director of Administration & Finance

Daniel Mijango

Administrative Assistant/Training Coordinator

Juana Rosales


Alisia Sanchez

Peace Corps Volunteer

Biviana Saquic

Community Coordinator

Marlyn Sazo

Community Coordinator

Leticia Vasquez

Program Director

Cristina Vicente

Program Director

Monica Vásquez

Community Coordinator

Caroline Whitcomb

Communications Coordinator

Claudia Xaminez

Program Coordinator

Sandy Xitamul

Community Coordinator

Gladys Xum

Community Coordinator

Adriana Yac

Community Coordinator

Yolanda Yac

Community Coordinator

Yosselin Yac

Community Coordinator

Abigail Yac

Community Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Rob Hoyt, Chair
Heidi Spear, Clerk
Fred Muehter, Treasurer
Steve Martínez, Member
Juan Antonio Gil, Member
Cristina Pachano, Member


The causes and effects of poverty are multidimensional and require a comprehensive approach. As part of our approach, we build strategic alliances with other organizations to address needs in our partner communities that are outside our immediate purview, including access to water, health care, and school and home construction.