Lena, 36, is strong, independent, and ambitious. She is a single mother to her one daughter, Josephine, who is now studying in high school, a very rare accomplishment in Guatemala. Lena lived with her mother and daughter in their two room home for several years. Last year, Lena's mother passed away and her daughter moved towns to study, so Lena's strength has carried her through. Though she has overcome many obstacles in her life, Lena's bright spirit and colorful personality can be seen in the bright colors she uses in her beadwork.