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In the kitchen with Vinicio: Hilachas

September 15th is Guatemala Independence Day. What better way to celebrate than by cooking a traditional Guatemalan dish? This month, Chef Vinicio shares his recipe for Hilachas, a staff favorite. Ingredients 1 lb of shreddable meat or skirt steak 3 cloves of garlic, whole 1 onion, whole 6 tomatoes, whole 10 tomatillos 1 guaque chili […]

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Running to celebrate Día Internacional de la Juventud

International Youth Day (Día Internacional de la Juventud) took place on August 12th. To celebrate, the youth program in Antigua organized a race for boys and girls ages 13-20. Participants signed up in the weeks leading up to the day of the race, which took place on Saturday, August 9 at the Central Park of Antigua. […]

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A great improvement, and a great show of thanks

A few weeks ago, we heard an inspiring story from Nineth Garcia, Scholarship Administration Manager. She shared about a momentous conversation and turn of events that she recently witnessed. It happened when single mother of eight, Doña Silvia Rogel, came to her office to turn in her daughter’s grades. Sara’s grades had improved significantly from […]

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Charlotte Noche Organizers

Noche de Colores a hit in Charlotte

Noche de Colores came to Charlotte, North Carolina on July 19, and it was a huge success. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 140 people dined on delicious tapas and shopped the Guatemalan market while enjoying music from the great Latin band Borinquen Sublime. Later on, the band was joined by salsa dancers who definitely got the […]

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Cole and Dina

The Garcia family on their “positive, full experience”

Elysia Garcia visited Guatemala earlier this year with her two sons, Avery and Cole. She served as a short-term volunteer, offering her skills as a bilingual preschool teacher, and along with her boys had a chance to visit sponsored student Dina. Elysia was very touched by the experience, seeing our programs in action and visiting […]

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