Archive | July, 2010

Krista and Ben meet Jackeline

Long-term volunteer Krista Lengacher finished up her year of service this summer. Before she and her husband Ben left Guatemala, however, they decided to start sponsoring a student. Below is Krista’s description of their first visit with Jackeline Elizabeth. With our house mostly packed up and get togethers with friends scheduled all week long, there […]

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Many evenings studying by candlelight

Working on reports to grantors provides the opportunity to come across many inspiring stories of students succeeding despite many challenges. Below, the story of Raquel, a high school senior. Alba Raquel López Rodas and her parents live in a small, dirt-floor home constructed of old scrap metal. The family has no running water or electricity […]

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Preschool talent show!

Preschool students in Antigua held a talent show last Friday. Below are photos from the event, and a video of one of the performances. The students put on several different performances. One act was singing songs from a TV show and they all dressed up in as characters from the show. Another was a dance […]

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Mientras siguen los esfuerzos de recuperación, todavía persiste un impacto más profundo de la Agatha

Las calles principales del pueblo de San Miguel Escobar están ya limpias, miembros de la comunidad han empezado a trabajar de nuevo, y las clases han comenzado otra vez.  Cualquier persona pasando por el pueblo estará sorprendido escuchar que hace seis semanas, las calles estaban inundadas de agua, lodo, piedras, y otros desechos.  Todos los […]

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Children take action

After hearing about tropical storm Agatha, Lettie Thomas Hastings, who was adopted from Guatemala, wanted to do something for her home country. So the 8-year-old organized a benefit concert this June to raise money for affected families. The concert was a success, raising more than $200 for storm relief. Click here to see Lettie and […]

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