Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Happy Tails
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by India Le Marinel, Animal Welfare Program CoordinatorSeeing a rescued dog or cat get a second chance at life filled with love and happiness is so special! Some of these animals have come from terrible situations, abandoned, abused, injured and alone struggling to survive. They have ov ...

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Securing a Home for Generations
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Anna Aspenson, Food Security & Community Development Program ManagerEarlier this month, little Noé marched into Mayan Families accompanied by his father Manuel and his mother Francisca. He ran around and made funny faces, but his parents appeared distraught and worried. Th ...

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Fighting the Diabetes Epidemic in Guatemala
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by David Cotton, Medical Program InternIn the US, a stereotyped diabetic might be one who eats too much McDonald’s and watches too much TV. In Guatemala, the situation is very different. Many diabetic patients in Guatemala are simultaneously malnourished and obese—the result of a ...

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Health Care and Education Come Together in our Well Child Initiative
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Jordan Cook, Medical Program InternIn 2010, it was estimated that there was approximately 1 doctor for every 10,000 people in the rural areas of Guatemala (PAHO, Health in the Americas, 2012). An annual checkup, something children in the United States regularly receive before starting sch ...

Friday, August 11, 2017
Mayan GAP Gives Mayan Families Something to Smile About!
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Audrey Ward, Medical Program ManagerDuring the month of July, Mayan GAP (Guatemala Dental Awareness Project) made their annual trip to Mayan Families. While here, they saw several patients, including many of our preschool students that participated in our Well Child Checkups. We are very ...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Partnering with the Kitsap to Find Forever Homes
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by India Le Marinel, Animal Welfare Program CoordinatorExciting news! We are very happy to have joined forces with Kitsap Humane Society in Washington State in order to find our rescued dogs and cats the loving homes they deserve. The Kitsap ‘Rescue Me Program’ partners with othe ...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Look at us grow! Introducing the Well Mother, Well Baby Program to Peña Blanca
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Alysa Grude, Nutrition and Welfare Program Coordinator“I am afraid to eat too much during my pregnancy and possibly have a hard time giving birth,” a pregnant mother told us as she recalled what she had eaten the day before.  We recently spoke with a group of mothers in P ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Community Building with St. Michael’s College
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Alysa Grude, Nutrition and Welfare Program Coordinator, and Anna Aspenson, Food Security and Community Development Program ManagerWe had an incredible time hosting the students from St. Michael’s College in May! These recent college graduates spent months before their trip raising f ...

Monday, June 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: OSU Engineers Make a Lasting Impact
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Audrey Ward, Volunteer Program ManagerWe were pleased to host the engineering students from Ohio State University this May! These bright college students aided Mayan Families by conducting research for our construction department,  building a rainwater collection system, and installi ...

Monday, May 22, 2017
Maria gets the Care she Needs to Beat Hepatitis
Medical Intern
blog image Written by Audra Fain, Medical Program InternA few months into the school year, Maria* got sick with a cold that only got worse. Eventually, her mother needed to take her to the nearest health post in Sololá, a 20 to 30 minute drive away that cost her in money and time away from work. Maria a ...

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