About Monique Aparicio

I’m a Guatemalan girl who is in love with life, grateful for each morning, seizing every moment and truly inspire for every kind smile. I want to share with you the stories about every hidden treasure in my journey with Food for the Hungry Guatemala. I hope you come with me and enjoy the ride…..
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Noche Luminoche — Good Food for a Good Cause

Last year on April 26, Food for the Hungry(FH) and Flor de Lis restaurant in Guatemala presented ‘Noche Luminoche,’ a charity dinner that raised enough money to provide 54 families with their own backyard gardens in the community of Luminoche. This community is located in the Highland of western Guatemala and consists of 107 families. […]

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Joy to the World

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.” -Luke 2:10 (NIV) Christmas is truly a wonderful time! Families come together to celebrate while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, there are smiles everywhere and everything is sparkly and shiny. […]

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Miss World Guatemala Sells Cupcakes for Kids

Last week, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff and Keyla Bermudes, Miss Guatemala World 2014, showed up with 100 cupcakes at TELUS international, the largest Central American call center based in Guatemala. With more than 2,000 young employees at the center, we sold these tasty treats to raise money for the education of 38 children […]

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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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Night of Dining for Luminoche

There is a community called Luminoche located in the highlands of western Guatemala that has big problems—more than half of the children have chronic malnutrition. The severity of the poverty is positioning children for serious developmental issues and possibly death. So two international chefs decided to do something about it by creating a unique dining […]

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A Faithful Mother

Every time I go to Food for the Hungry (FH) communities in Guatemala, I find stories that make me say, “God is good!” Like the story of Margarita, a faithful women of the community of Chioya in Alta Verapaz. She has the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen. Her eyes reflect love and kindness even though […]

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A Mission to Care for Children

Amalia Toc, a Food for the Hungry (FH) team coordinator, and I visited a health and nutrition session with the mothers and children of the community of Chioya, Guatemala. At these classes, mothers learn about what to feed their children for optimum health and how to treat illnesses. While I was getting to know the […]

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Defining Poverty

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods or means of support. But what about spiritual, mental or emotional poverty? The world is suffering poverty—and it doesn’t matter our social or economic status. If we find in ourselves being bored most of the time or lacking interest […]

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10 Ways to Show Your Love

In this lovely February, let’s do something different, something meaningful. Let’s express our love to the world—making this month not about how much love we get—but how much love we give. And let’s not just give love to only our loved ones, but to the world. So here are 10 ways to show our love. […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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