Notes from the Horizon

Meet Leisvi: Giving to Transform a Community

Posted on Mar 28, 2017

We are so happy to share some exciting news! In recent months, you have read about a wonderful family, the Imuls. You have followed the Limitless Horizons Ixil success stories of Josefina and her journey to university, Eliseo and his path to becoming a nurse, David the head librarian in our community library, and Noé, the young nephew who is in the midst of his education and starting high school in 2017.   As 2016 came to a close, our staff in Chajul was busy reading Youth Development Program applications and interviewing potential scholars and their families. Interested Chajul...

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Josefina’s story: Give today to support women leaders for tomorrow

Posted on Dec 6, 2016

Josefina’s story: Give today to support women leaders for tomorrow

Holidays are about friends and family — no matter where you are. This year we are sharing a story about a special family in the village of Chajul. If you haven’t yet had a chance to learn about Mr. and Mrs. Imul and three of their children in our recent emails, click here. We hope you find this family as inspiring as we do — they have overcome significant barriers to reach new heights in education for their children and grandchildren.   As you make travel arrangements, plan festive menus, and select gifts for loved ones, we ask that you take a moment to think about...

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Give a life-changing gift to families like the Imuls today!

Posted on Nov 15, 2016

Give a life-changing gift to families like the Imuls today!

It is with great joy that I am writing to all of you. Since 2009 I have been the director for Limitless Horizons Ixil in Chajul, Guatemala. I cannot believe how fast the years have gone by and how much we have grown. I spend so much of my time working with our scholars and their families that I do not often reach out to you, our Limitless Horizons Ixil supporters.    We count you—our friends, donors, and sponsors—as critical members of our extended Limitless Horizons Ixil family who are creating change in my community. The Chajul I see today is vastly different from the one I grew...

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“Educating with Love” — a theatrical success!

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

“Educating with Love” — a theatrical success!

“Educating with Love” — A Theatrical Success! We have talented performers in Chajul! We know this because a group of 11 Limitless Horizons Ixil scholars, interns, and staff recently won first place in a local theater competition. The competition was held by our partner organization Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), whose mission focuses on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, and child nutrition. Our play “Educating with Love” focused on adolescent sexual health and education. As a result of winning first place,...

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Voices from Chajul: Intern Insights: 5 Years Later

Posted on Aug 23, 2016

Voices from Chajul: Intern Insights: 5 Years Later

Written by: Katie Zechnich, 2016 Limitless Horizons Ixil Summer Intern “Si no venimos, no aprendimos” (If we don’t go, then we don’t learn), says Sebastian (age 7) about the Saber Sin Límites (Limitless Knowledge) Community Library, Chajul’s first and only library started by Limitless Horizons Ixil in 2010. Sebastian said this to me while I interviewed him as part of my summer internship with Limitless Horizons Ixil. While in Chajul I had the opportunity to learn about how members use the library, what they learn while visiting, and what additions they would...

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Introducing Lisa to kick off your summer fun(draising) for Guatemalan youth

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

Introducing Lisa to kick off your summer fun(draising) for Guatemalan youth

  Greetings to my new Limitless Horizons Ixil family, I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you as Limitless Horizons Ixil’s new Associate Director. Because of your support for Limitless Horizons Ixil, we are able to have a wonderful staff of eight in Chajul, Guatemala, and now me–a new staff member in the US. I have been brought onto the team to help our dedicated board of directors and Executive Director, Katie Morrow, achieve our organization’s goals. The creation of my position is in great credit to you–thank you. When I first met Katie...

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