Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Medical Team Kicks of the Women's Health Initiative!
Tatiana Petrovick
blog image Our Women's Health Intiative has officially begun! A few weeks ago, the coordinators of the new initiative attended a three-day training with our partner organization Wuqu’ Kawoq-Maya Health Alliance and participated in two days of supervised field work; including our first screening clin ...

Monday, February 13, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Bud and Jean Muller Return to Mayan Families
Charlotte Burke
blog image This February, we were lucky enough to welcome back the Muller family from Massachusetts and Virginia. Bud and Jean Muller have supported Mayan Families for several years and it was great to have them back! This trip they were accompanied by their son Skip, his wife Jean and their daughter Meagan. T ...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Beth and Juliana McFadyen Change Lives and Hearts
Audrey Ward
blog image Written by Audrey Ward, Volunteer CoordinatorBeth and Juliana McFadyen spent a week with Mayan Families volunteering for Juliana’s Senior Service Week. While most students spent their Senior Service week locally in Massachusetts, Juliana traveled the furthest by coming to Guatemala. They spent ...

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Two weeks with Suzanne Stevens and group!
Mark Prunella-Miller
blog image Once again, we had the pleasure of hosting a visit from a group led by Suzanne Stevens.  There were many long time Mayan Families supporters in this group from Washington, and some new faces eager to learn about the people, culture, and language of Guatemala s. The group was so generous in dedi ...

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Staff Spotlight: Jorge Mario Gives and Gets a Hand Up Through the Trade Schools
Liam
blog image Ever since Jorge Mario can remember, his parents have struggled with debt. Debt is a product of living in poverty, but also something that has perpetuated those circumstances. “My family’s situation has been difficult because of financial problems,” Jorge Mario explained. “Wh ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Adelphi Brings Energy and Fun to Mayan Families!
Audrey Ward
blog image Written by Audrey WardWe had an incredible week with the nursing students from Adelphi University in Long Island, NY. Not only were these students bright, thoughtful, and engaged in the work they were doing, they were also eager to learn about the rich culture in Guatemala.Adelphi began their week w ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Welcoming back Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)!
Eric Britton
blog image Written by Eric BrittonMayan Families was thrilled to have a volunteer group from the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) back for a third year! Visiting from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, the team of nursing and surgical tech professors and students had a very busy week.  The group in front of the ...

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Beading Beyond Borders: Micaela’s Idea
Anna Watts
blog image Written by Anna WattsFor most families living in the small, agricultural community of Chaquijya, life rarely strays outside of a five-mile radius of farming land, the local market, and home. A trip to the neighboring town of Sololá for a larger market, a pharmacy, or a hospital is the farthes ...

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Why Pre-K matters: Meet Yenifer and Nicolasa
Student Sponsorship
blog image Written by Student Sponsorship Coordinator Anne-Sophie RobinFor generations of indigenous children in the rural highlands of Guatemala, attending preschool has never been in the cards. Nicolasa was no exception. When this mother of five was given the opportunity to send her youngest daughter to the ...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The 2016 Mayan Families Christmas Card!
Erin Crandell
blog image This Christmas, are you making a donation in honor of someone? Download our Mayan Families Holiday Card and make the gift even more special for someone you care about. Whether you are bringing joy to a community, a family, or an individual, this card is the perfect addition ...

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