The passing of Isabel Gutiérrez de Bosch, an illustrious Guatemalan woman

Campos, E., Story, 2020

Guatemalan award-winning Isabel Gutiérrez de Bosch has passed away. The news was shared by her family on the afternoon of this Sunday, September 6.

Born in San Cristóbal, Totonicapán, she was an exemplary woman, recognized for her social work in ​​Guatemala.

From a young age she had an empathic capacity that led her to pursue activities of community benefit. She started alone, then brought together family and friends and, finally, organized hundreds of people to help others, the most deprived and needy.

Doña Isabel Gutiérrez was president of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation, which supports activities of community benefit through programs such as Supporting those who Provide Support and University Scholarships.

She also made history by being the first woman to be accepted in the Rotary Club Guatemala Centro.

In addition, she founded the Fundaniñas project, which focuses on providing care, protection, food and education to girls who live on the streets or are at risk.

In 2016 and to recognize her long social career, she was named an Illustrious Guatemalan.

She received the Golden Fork Award as Person of the Year in 2019, for her outstanding humanitarian work, within the framework of the Food Fair in Guatemala.

This 2020, Forbes magazine chose her as one of the 100 most powerful women of the year. The list included 16 Guatemalans, and the work of Isabel Gutiérrez de Bosch was recognized for her contributions to education in the country.


  • Successful administrator of Corporación Multi Inversiones.
  • First female president of a Rotary Club.
  • President of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation.
  • Founder and President of Fundaniñas.
  • She received the Orden del Quetzal government award for outstanding merit, in the grade of Grand Officer.
  • Recipient of the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International.
  • She received the Grand Collar of the Dolores Bedoya de Molina Order.
  • She received a special mention from Rotary International for her Service to Rotary.
  • Today, rest in peace, “Doña Isabelita” a woman who knew how to support thousands of Guatemalans every year and who managed to promote thousands more with her inexhaustible example.

It seems as if an internal fire was dictating urgently: “One more person, Isabel, help one more person; time is running out and you can help one more person ...”