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David Perez Sacach

Gabriela Sauma

Michaela & luis mendoza

GSD-er - san marcos, GT

photographer - merida, MX

mayan legends - san Marcos, GT

Guatemalan-born David Sacach is a friend, artist, photographer and translator for the I AM. Team. He grew up in the village of San Marcos on Lake Atitlan just a short boat

Born on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, Gabriela is a free spirit, an artist and

Luis & Michaela are our local Mayan legends and the most inspiring people we have ever had the privilege of meeting. Happily married their attitude towards life

ride away from the where the weavers we work with live. David is of Mayan descent and speaks three different local Mayan dialects in addition to Spanish and English, making him an invaluable member of the team. When David isn’t snapping photos or translating, he is running around and GSDing on the ground in Guatemala.

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incredibly talented photographer. Gabriela, who exhibits her work around the world, has been a dedicated member of the I AM. Team from the beginning. She has travelled to Guatemala on four separate occasions to live among the ladies we work with and through her lens capture the beauty of this amazing country and it’s people. We will forever be indebted to Gabriella for her ongoing contribution.

is awe-inspiring and defies the hardship they have lived through. Luis was captured and tortured after being held prisoner during the Guatemalan Civil War, he still bears the scars around his wrists – although his spirit remains unbroken. Through the many challenges we have faced and obstacles we have had to overcome Luis & Michaela have never given up hope for the I AM. project. The mantra they live by that acts as an inspiration for the rest of the team is “Todo es posible” – Everything is possible.

I AM. Story & Photo Book  

Our journey to date. Learn about our Guatemala Solution, meet your weavers and the team behind I AM.

I AM. Story & Photo Book  

Our journey to date. Learn about our Guatemala Solution, meet your weavers and the team behind I AM.

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