Julio Aramayo is the Regional Director of Latin American and the Caribbean at Food for the Hungry (FH) and serves out of a regional field office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Julio joined FH in 2000 as a construction engineer in Bolivia. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles at FH, including the Country Director of Guatemala. He has been serving in his current role since May 2017.
With nearly 20 years of experience in international development, Julio is an expert in sustainable rural development and evaluation, including managing rural community development and food security projects. Julio earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Oruto (OTU) in Bolivia. He then earned a master’s degree in Sustainable Rural Development from Stately University Tomás Frías Potosí in Bolivia. Julio currently lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with his wife and three children.
Julio shares, “I love FH because it’s the place where I broke free from the wrong understanding about the spiritual and secular areas of my life. It renews God’s call on my life (and my family too) and has given me a biblical worldview that can be used for every activity as a husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Since the beginning, the vision of FH has been, ‘God calls and we respond.’ This was an inspiration and challenge for me at the same time. With this start, I was able to use my technical knowledge for a mission to expand the Kingdom of God through the most vulnerable, with a mutual transformation.”