Valle de Luz
In war-torn Guatemala, the indigenous people fled their mountain homes for the shelter of cities. They managed to escape violent rural warfare but found themselves exposed to new suffering. Today, prejudice and discrimination denies them dignified work and forces them into Central America’s largest slum. Each day, their new home threatens them with hunger, disease, and gang violence, stealing any hope of a bright future. But amidst this darkness, there is light. Valle De Luz provides the the power to transform despair into hope. Children find joy and safety in local schools while women learn to make and sell jewelry in nearby training centers. When you buy their Jade bracelets, delicate earrings, and shimmering necklaces, you lift the outcast, impoverished, and persecuted to places of dignity and worth.