Founder & Director
When I was 16, I had an opportunity to travel to Honduras on a mission trip. When I stepped off the plane in San Pedro Sula, I felt like I had come home. From that point on, it was always about getting back to Honduras. Through my travels, I began to learn about the challenges that women in rural Honduras face each day. I saw a need for jobs--jobs that would empower and renew hope. In 2012, I had a crazy idea to create bracelets from pine needles and thread. I was introduced to Dilcia. I showed her rough sketches and asked if she thought it was possible. She said yes. That was the beginning of SoloHope. SoloHope has grown over the years to include community development and other aspects but our artisan team and creating jobs will always hold my heart. Working alongside our artisan team and the people of Honduras is one of the greatest privileges of my life. I will forever be grateful for our SoloHope community and how they have carried me through some of my darkest hours. They are my family.
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It's hard to choose one! But I LOVE our Laundry Baskets.
Favorite Bible verse: "I life my eyes up to the mountains--where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalms 121:1-2 Favorite Quote: "It's kinda fun to do the impossible." Walt Disney
Projects & Logistics Director
I'm thankful for the opportunity to help people who most in need in my country.
I love to ride my motorcycle and visiting the mountain communities in Honduras.
Our High Altitude Coffee!
I met Ever and Emilee when they lived in Honduras. We were neighbors. They told me about SoloHope, and I volunteered with some of their activities. Little did I know I was going to be part of the team.
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Being happy is your choice.
It all started with a bracelet. It was a challenge to start making new products but I asked God for wisdom, and we are still learning new designs. Now that I bring an extra income to home, we have been able to remodel our kitchen, install electricity in our house and support my kids’ education. My family and I are so blessed!
I want to see more women from the community working with us.
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know Jeremiah 33:3
I started making products with Dilcia and it was only the two of us. Over the years more women have join us, and we now are a group of 11 artisans. Making products for SoloHope has changed my family´s life. My children kept studying after sixth grade and that is a big thing here. People in this area normally can't afford to send their kids to secondary school or college. I feel proud of my kids and I know that is thanks to my hard work.
See my daughter graduating from Nursing School and have a bigger group of artisans working with us.
Always give thanks to God
Because of my work with SoloHope, I can have my daughter study and go to school.
I want to succeed so that I can build my house.
My favorite product are the bracelets!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
My dream is to have a work shop so that all of us artisans can work together.
My favorite products are the earrings.
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. John 15:3
My favorite SoloHope product are the bracelets.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust...” Psalm 91
My story starts with my mom. I watched my mom work with SoloHope and saw that she loved her job. I joined and love my job too. I started learning and take much pride to be part of SoloHope.
My favorite products are the baskets
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 I love this verse because every time we call on the Lord, he responds to our pleading and prayers.
I feel like picking the keychain bangles is slightly biased, but I love them. ;)
I'm excited to be in a community that believes in the ability of hope as a change catalyst. SoloHope does amazing work and from the few weeks I've been working here, I already feel at home.
I've seen plenty of nonprofits that do work for others in different countries, but SoloHope is different. Often you see groups coming in and working on projects without any input from the community they work in. Relationships are at the root of what SoloHope does and it's beautiful. SoloHope holds hands with community members and works together for change. I feel so honored to work for an organization who has a heart for community and I can't wait to see all the awesome things that God will do through SoloHope.
For sure the HOPE Bead Bracelets!
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." I frequent Micah 6:8 as a reminder of who I'm supposed to be as a child of the king.
Our dynamic team of talented individuals is the reason why SoloHope continues to impact communites in Honduras. Each team member is part of an intricate equation of change that is carried out best when we all work together. We are so proud of our team and can't wait for you to get to know them.
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