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Meet the team on a mission to be that helping hand on the path to stronger communities.

  • SHELBY AUSBAND & TY NEW

    Long-time friends from college, they moved to Guatemala after graduating and have been entranced by the beauty of this country and her people ever since. They’ve seen first-hand that talent, strength and courage are all evenly dispersed, but opportunity is not. Project Apoyo is their solution, the chance to simply give a chance, and they are so excited for you to join the family!

  • GIOVANNI SANTIZO AND JOSÉ & LUIS ARIAS AGUILAR

    Giovanni lives in a nearby village and is at the bakery bright and early taking care of orders, and in turn, taking care of his family in the process. Through hard work and classes, he continues to master his craft and our business.

    José & Luis run our daily operations and are an integral part in taking Panaderia Apoyo to the next level. Through business and recipe development, these brothers are local experts who deeply care about the impact on their surrounding communities!

    Click here to learn more about this awesome operations team!

  • GIOVANNI MALDONADO

    A true family man, Giovanni is our first baker, and the reason we opened Panaderia Apoyo. He has four beautiful daughters and an amazing wife Gloria who teaches at a school down the street. They’re entrenched in the community of Chicamen and prayed that God would help them open a business to benefit it. Together, they helped us open the bakery, serving bread and a whole lot of love to their community each day.

  • HANNAH PUDDY

    After dedicating her life to volleyball both growing up and at the University of Mississippi, God changed Hannah’s path and called her towards mission work. As an education major at Ole Miss, she now lives out her faith while serving others. Hannah is excited to join our team as an intern and promises to bring her energy, enthusiasm and positive attitude to Project Apoyo!