Partnering for Economic Empowerment and Renewal. Transforming Lives.

And Our 2019 Lydia Award winner is…

Maria Osorio de León, a tortilla maker from Guatemala, served by Potter’s House/Vida Nueva.

Maria established a very successful tortilla making business that has grown significantly and now employs four employees. Despite not being able to read and write herself, the success of her business has enabled her to send her children to university. She is extremely generous within her community, even donating land that is being used to build a library and clinic back in her Western Highlands village. And Maria accomplished all of this despite losing her husband at a young age.

Congratulations, Maria, for your very hard, inspiring work and being used by God to bless so many. Congratulations to PEER Servants’ Guatemalan partner, Potter’s House, as well – their second Lydia Award winner in three years. And congratulations to the other Lydia Award finalists, second-place winner Rajinika Santhirakukan, a handbag maker from Sri Lanka, and third-place winner Setty Agamile, a Household Goods Retailer from Uganda.

Thank you to everyone who voted for our Lydia Award finalists, those who attended this evening’s Lydia Award Celebration, and everyone who helps make transformation like this possible!

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