Lemonade International Blog

Category: Vocational Training

Vocational Training is a Beautiful Thing

Employment is one of the greatest challenges facing residents of La Limonada. Limited by lack of education, skills, connections, and experience—particularly in skilled trades—many struggle to find honest work, further contributing to a cycle of poverty. That’s why we believe in the importance of vocational training. This program provides much needed job skills training and […]

Everything Healthy Grows

I like the phrase “everything healthy grows.” But I also think it is important not only grow healthily but to remain. We who work in the vocational training program are grateful and celebrating grow healthily and with the wishes of remain for long. It is a joy for us to savor the fruits of the […]

The Dream Becomes Reality [Guest Post]

This post is written by Bethany Tran, the founder of The Root Collective, an online retailer of high quality, ethically sourced products from La Limonada and other developing communities around the world. See also her earlier guest post, The Power of Ethical Fashion. Shortly before The Root Collective launched in early November, I had the […]

The Power of Ethical Fashion [Guest Post]

This post is written by Bethany Tran, the founder of The Root Collective, an online retailer of high quality, ethically sourced products from La Limonada and other developing communities around the world. Here we go! After a full 13 months of labor and love, The Root Collective is up and running. If you haven’t heard […]

In The Process of Healing

In 2009, the second time I was in Guatemala I was visiting homes in La Limonada with Tita and we walked into the home of two students from the school, only to find the entire family sniffing glue. It was difficult to see a mom, dad, and three young children getting high together. When we […]

Susana’s* Story – Self-Worth Through Learning A Trade

At first, the thought of going to vocational training was not one that excited Susana*. When she began attending in 2010, she was used to life on the streets, selling various wares, from cookies to socks. The hardship of her life affected every facet of her life; she had no self esteem, her relationship with […]

2011 Donor Impact Report

Thank you for standing in solidarity with us in 2011 as we continued our mission to partner with local leaders in Guatemala who serve the people of La Limonada. Words cannot fully capture the impact of your generosity and love, but we hope this report helps to tell the story of what we have done […]

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