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Nice to meet you.

We are Shelby Ausband and Ty New. We are Apoyo. We are in love with Guatemala.

We moved here after college and have been entranced by the beauty of this country and her people ever since. Daily, we are blown away by something new because the wonder truly never dies. It’s the volcanic views, but even more, it’s the mountaintop motivations within these communities to provide for their families as well as each other. 

We’ve seen first-hand that talent, strength and courage are all evenly dispersed, but unfortunately, opportunity is not. Project Apoyo is our solution, our chance to simply give a chance, and we are so excited for you to join us.