Reaching Out. Serving Together. Connecting Those In Need.
We believe in offering a hand-up to create sustainability and dignity to those whom we come alongside and serve.
We value building relationships with the local people and truly listening to them, rather than trying to “fix” their problems with our own agenda.
We serve all people no matter their religion, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
We believe that God’s love and the redemptive power of Jesus is the greatest gift that we can share.
HOW WE BEGAN
Reach Out International was inspired by our Founder, Lauren Guillen, while she was a missionary serving in El Salvador. Lauren noticed that many of the local people love their community and country, and are willing to do whatever it takes to make it a better place, yet lack the necessary resources and/or skills to implement those dreams. With the encouragement of her father, and the desire planted in her now husband’s heart, Reach Out International was founded March of 2016. Lauren’s husband was born and raised on a remote Island called La Calzada in El Salvador, and they served many times in this community. From there, Reach Out has dedicated their efforts to serving the Island in order to be an advocate for the people and a bridge between those who have the resources/skills and connect them with those in need.
Founder and CEO
Cristian Guillen Ruiz
El Salvador Leadership
Magdalena Ruiz de Guillen
Director of Community Outreach
Board of Directors