Together they set up the first teacher's training workshops that have become a model for the past 6 years in Guatemala and now Lee County. Gloria gave Genelle a priceless copy of the national curriculum which many teachers in the country have never seen. This allowed Genelle to prepare workshops that supported existing government policy thereby making it more likely that GRACE projects would be accepted. The current emphasis on woman's health and on human rights laws extends the focus in a mutually beneficial and agreeable way. In Gloria's current position she is responsible for over 6000 teachers - the impact can not be calculated.
Gloria has had an impact in an additional way. She was being sexually harassed by the president of the teacher's union. Using the power of the new laws she pursued a law suit against him that is precedent setting case. When she went public with her law suit, many other teachers came forth to thank her for doing what they were either afraid of doing or where not even informed enough to know that they could.
We spent a wonderful day with Gloria, her very supportive husband Victor and two engaging teenagers Victor Jr. and Lucy. After lunch they drove us around the lake. People in this part of the country do not dress as colorfully but the buildings are more colorful.
Later I joined Gloria and Lucy for a full clothed swim in the lake.