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Reflections on Guatemala

Reflections on Guatemala

As I sit here safe at home nursing my exhausted aching body from eight days of rigorous labor and learning in the attempt to give something to the marginalized Mayan communities in the highlands of Guatemala, I cannot help but feel as though it was they, not us, that had done all of the giving. […]

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Completing the Stove Building Project

Today, we finished our stoves. We received a demonstration on how the inside of the stove should be put together. The women then walked with us back to their houses. We imeadiately started our work on the stoves. When the children got home, they wanted to play with us. They would try and poke me […]

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Health Practices in Guatemala

Everyday I am more amazed. We finished our stoves for the families today. We were so very welcomed and the community members were extremely grateful for our visit. They blessed us with a song and gave us beautiful lilies to show their thanks. It was amazing to spend a day with a Mayan widowed mother.  […]

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Exploring Mayan Culture

Exploring Mayan Culture

How do you begin to share your experiences when you are completely speechless? I’m not sure, but I will attempt to do my best. Panajachel was the first place we spent the evening after we landed. We shopped and ate. I aided in percussion with the Pana Rock Café’s live music that evening. The following […]

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Connecting with Mayan Women and Children

Connecting with Mayan Women and Children

When I told friends and family that I was going to spend Spring Break in Guatemala,  the only thing that I heard more than,  “don’t drink the water” was “don’t bring home any babies.”  While building stoves for Mayan women high in the mountains of Espumuja,  I found out why. I have traveled to many […]

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