Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Give Tutoring to Tierra Linda
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Ellie Wason, Education DevelopmentTierra Linda - meaning ‘beautiful land’ - is a quiet, rural town in the mountains overlooking Lake Atitlan. Aptly named, everywhere you look are stunning views of steep green slopes, with the lake and volcanoes peaking out in the distance. Hou ...

Monday, November 6, 2017
Top 5 Reasons for Having Garden Chickens
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Anna Aspenson: Food Security & Community Development Program ManagerThe San Antonio Community Garden has feathery new additions to the family! This year, we added a hen house and egg-laying hens to our garden in San Antonio Palopó. Here are the top five reasons why we lovi ...

Friday, November 3, 2017
Social Entrepreneurship in Action
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Isabela Lyrio: Social Entrepreneurship ManagerOn September 19th and 20th, the Mayan Families Trade School and Artisan Programs attended the New World Crafts Fair in Antigua Guatemala. New World Crafts is the most important trade show for handmade home decor, gifts and personal access ...

Monday, October 30, 2017
4 Reasons Why Tutoring is Essential in Guatemala
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by: Abby von Allmen: Communications AssociateIt is no secret that education can be the pathway to a successful future. What happens when that education is met with obstacles, not easily overcome by ability or ambition?Currently 30% of students in Guatemala do not pass the first grade. To com ...

Friday, October 13, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Three Weeks with Nuestros Niños, a Lifetime of Change
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Mark Prunella-Miller, Donor Relations ManagerNot even a year has passed since Nuestros Niños’ last visit in November and this summer they were already back again! This time, Angela Grussing led several groups over a three week period, rotating in and out on various projects. ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Building a Healthy Future with Vitamin Angels
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Anna Aspenson, Food Security & Community Development Program ManagerLast May, we were honored to welcome Vitamin Angels and their partners at Vitamin Shoppe to Guatemala! We spent the week at our Preschool Nutrition Centers in San Antonio, San Jorge, and El Barranco where we met with ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Reviver Brings Nutrition, Shelter and More!
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Anna Aspenson, Food Security & Community Development Program ManagerWe love when Reviver brings their high energy and competitive spirit to Guatemala! Each visit, they accomplish even more than the last. Cat Reyes and Reviver work tirelessly year-round to raise money for their pr ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Community Church of Poway Committed to Productivity and Passion
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Dylan Colburn, Volunteer Program ManagerThe Community Church of Poway was committed to intense productivity during their time with Mayan Families. From their first moments at the office, they made it clear that they weren’t messing around. First,they headed to our carpentry workshop ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Tri-Village Rotary
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Anna Aspenson, Food Security & Community Development Program ManagerWe were thrilled to welcome Tri-Village Rotary Club to Mayan Families this year . During their week with us, they truly earned the title of “Small but Mighty”. With only nine from their club, they built th ...

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Guatemala Service Project Completes Another Successful Visit
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Hunter Kennedy, Education Program Coordinator We were lucky to once again host Guatemala Service Projects from Oconomowoc, WI this August 8th - 12th! This group does a little bit of everything and wasted no time getting to work, sorting through donations as soon as they walked t ...

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