Martha Zelaya
Financial Manager

Martha has an accounting degree and is also a trained teacher. She has two sons and likes to spend her free time with her family, watching movies or visiting places around Matagalpa. Martha has been with us 2017 and is committed to her job with Rayo de Sol because she knows that her experience and skills are used to improve the lives of many people.


Leydy Cárdenas
Program Manager

Leydy has undergraduate degree in Education and Master’s degree in Methodology. Leydy has two daughters and likes to dedicate her free time to reading, creating art and spending time with her family. She has been with us since 2018 and values her work with Rayo de Sol because she loves to impact the lives of children and teachers.


Edison Orozco
Community Development Coordinator

Edison has a degree in Agronomy and just joined our team in early 2022. Edison and his wife are about to become parents for the first time. In his free time, Edison loves to read and is very active in his church. He and his wife are also leaders of the youth group in their church.  


Martha Cortedano
Spiritual Growth Coordinator

Martha is currently studying for a degree in Social Development. She has been with the organization since 2016. In her free time, she and her husband like to go to church and also to the gym. Working at Rayo de Sol has taught her new ways to serve every day, following Christ’s example.


María José Reyes
Educational Quality Coordinator

María José is a trained teacher and also has degrees in Economics and Psychology and started with Rayo de Sol in early 2022. She was a primary school teacher for many years before coming to work with us this year. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and read. She and her husband are also very active in their church.  


Magdiel Gómez
Educational Quality Specialist

Magdiel has a degree in Early Education and was a scholarship student in our program for five years. As of early 2022, she now works with children and teachers in our Educational Quality Program. In her free time, she likes to attend church, work in her garden and take photographs. She is also a Young Life leader in her community.


Karla Centeno
Community Health Coordinator

Karla Centeno is a physician that has been with us since 2020. She is married with two daughters and is committed to improving the health and well-being of the children and families that we serve, which she sees as an extension of her faith. She likes to read, travel and spend time with family when she’s not working.


Karla Torrez
Youth in Action Coordinator

Karla has a degree in Social Work and has been with us since 2018. She uses her free time to create art and also spend time with her husband, two children and her grandson. Karla feels that her work at Rayo de Sol helps her to create positive change in the lives of so many young people and their families.


Miguel Lumbí
Spiritual Growth Coordinator

Miguel is a psychologist and has been with us since 2021. He has worked for the Ministry of the Family and other nonprofits in Matagalpa. He is married and has two children and his faith compels him to work for peace and justice, especially for those living in poverty. In his free time, he enjoys sports, reading and hiking in the mountains.


Sonia Aguilar
Office Assistant

Sonia helps us keep the office clean and organized, a challenging task. She has a son, Asael, who is in high school. Asael is an avid reader and an excellent student, which makes Sonia very proud. She loves to cook and also has some experience as a hairdresser. Her goal this year is to take another hairdressing course, so she can start a small business at home.


Danelia Aguilar
Administrative Assistant

Danelia has a degree in Accounting and Finance and has been working on our administrative team since 2021. She got her start with Rayo de Sol as an intern, when she was still in college. She is very active in her church and her favorite place to spend her free time is at the beach.

Fátima Cantarero
Administrative Assistant

Fátima has a degree in Accounting and Finance and has been working with our administrative team since December 2021. Fátima also started with Rayo de Sol through an internship during her last year of college. She has a beautiful, three-year-old girl and spends her free time working with children in her church.

Peter Schaller
Executive Director

Peter has a degree in Community Organization, a master’s in Public Administration and he is currently working towards a PhD. in Environmental Conservation and Restoration. He and his wife had five beautiful children and one grandson. He loves to spend his free time with family, as well as hiking in the mountains around Matagalpa. His work at Rayo de Sol has taught him how to truly live as a disciple of Christ, with unconditional love and compassion.