My name is Natty. I live in Ciudad Vieja. Two of my six children attend the middle school of Niños de Guatemala. I didn’t have a good job until the school’s social work department approached me and asked if I wanted to join the staff of Good Hotel Antigua.
Breaking the cycle of poverty
I previously sold tortillas from my house. This was a difficult time for me and my family, as my salary depended on how many tortillas I sold that day. I felt frustrated, because I couldn’t give my children what they needed.
I am very happy that I was offered this opportunity. For me, this is my chance to break the cycle of poverty, and work for a better future for my children.
“I felt frustrated, because I couldn’t give my children the things they needed”
Becoming a better mother
At Good Hotel I received hospitality training. I am now responsible for serving and preparing breakfast and beverages for guests.
Working at Good Hotel has enabled me to grow as a person and be a good example for my children.
“I want my children to study, so they can achieve more in life than I did”
If it wasn’t for Niños de Guatemala, my life would be very different. I wouldn’t be able to send my children to school.
I have become a better mother – I now push my children to study because I want them to achieve more in life than I have.