Guatemala Economic Coordinator Karla Cristales joined the World Orphans team in 2018. In her role, Karla supports families in local churches by providing them with resources and tools to succeed and ultimately become more financially self-sustaining. She focuses much of her attention on encouraging and empowering local leaders within the church as they facilitate savings groups within their communities. Additionally, Karla is working closely with a group of local women who have formed a sewing cooperative, helping them succeed in their goals. As she interacts with the community members, her main goal is to see lives transformed through the power of the Gospel. When Karla isn’t serving local church or families in Guatemala, she may be reading novels, watching World War II movies, listening to indie music, or working with other youth in her community.