Thursday, April 27, 2017
We did it! Time for a celebration!
Glen Thesslin
blog image Written by Mark Prunella-Miller, Donor Relations ManagerGracias from the San Antonio Preschool Class of 2017! (Gif by Livvy Runyon)Over a year ago, the mission to provide a permanent and spacious building for the preschoolers in San Antonio began. Thanks to you, we finally have the funds to make thi

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The 2016 Mayan Families Christmas Card!
Lauren Erlandson
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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
A Guatemalan Christmas: How to Make Tamales

blog image         Written by Anna Watts, Multimedia AssociatePhoto by: Anna WattsIn Guatemala, an essential part of holiday traditions is the Christmas tamale. For an entire day before Christmas, mothers and their eldest children labor over mortar and pestle, open fires

Thursday, June 30, 2016
10 Fundraising Ideas that will really #BringtheChange this Summer
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Written by Erin Crandell, Communications and Marketing DirectorSchool is out for the summer, but that is no reason to let your creativity fall by the wayside! There are plenty of easy ways to make the most of your summer and #BringtheChange with Mayan Families.1. Cookout for a Cause: Take advan

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Strong Women, Strong Mothers
Family Aid
blog image Written by Family Aid Coordinator, Anna AspensonA mother’s job is never easy. Every day at Mayan Families we witness the courage of mothers fighting for their families despite extreme poverty. This Mother’s Day, we want to honor two particular women that exemplify strength and caring.Ste

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
International Women's Day 2016: 5 Facts About Being a Mother in Guatemala
blog image Imagine waking up to the sound of water running. You are lying on the dirt floor of your one-room home, with a straw mat as a bed and a bundle of clothes as a pillow. You get up and find that there is a stream running through your kitchen; rain from the night before, flowing down the mountain and in

Friday, February 5, 2016
Mayan Families at the XXIII Rotary Project Fair in Honduras
blog image This year Mayan Families was proud to attend the XXIII Rotary Project Fair: Uniendo América in Honduras, which brought together Rotary Club members from Central America, United States, and Canada. Four of our staff members took a long trip to Honduras in order to present some of Mayan Fa

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Mayan Families Joined Hundreds of Indigenous Women Advocating for the Recognition of their Rights
Juan Haro
blog image Last week, Guatemala City hosted almost 300 indigenous women leaders from hundreds of organizations and people from 22 countries in North, Central and South America as part of the VII Continental Meeting of Indigenous Women of the Americas. Participants met to discuss issues related to indigenous wo

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Celebrating World Water Day 2015: How Mayan Families Helps
Katy Morris
blog image In places like the US and Canada, having access to clean drinking water can be as simple as heading to our kitchen sink. But that is not the case for those living in extreme poverty in areas like rural Guatemala. About 100,000 people in the Lake Atitlán region rely on the lake

Friday, March 13, 2015
Digital Learning Day: Computer Education at Mayan Families
blog image Today we join the global community in celebrating Digital Learning Day!Digital learning, which is a crucial component of modern education, encompasses various tools and applications to support students in their education. We see it as a critical element of lea

Monday, February 23, 2015
Hope for the Animals Supports "World Spay Day" 2015
Grace White
blog image Thank you to Nancy Hewett, volunteer and enthusiastic supporter of the Mayan Families Mission, for the contribution of this blog post.In honor of the 21st annual “World Spay Day,” Mayan Families is pleased to join the international community in supporting the mission to decreas

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Through Their Eyes: The Lives of the Mayan Elderly Documentary Series
Katy Morris
blog image Thank you to Nancy Hewett, volunteer and enthusiastic supporter of the Mayan Families Mission, for the contribution of this blog post. I’d just arrived in Panajachel a few days earlier to begin my three month volunteer stint with Mayan Families when I was invited to attend an inspiri

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Witnessing the True Christmas Spirit by one of our Kids in Critical Need
blog image Despite working with impoverished families in Guatemala for over twenty years, every now and then I still have those moments where I am taken aback and stop in my tracks in awe. Last night, I watched as little Emmanuel, one of the boys who we are looking after as part of our Kids

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Why Tamales? The Tradition of Christmas Tamale Baskets
blog image Why Tamales at Christmas?For many indigenous Guatemalans, it wouldn't be Christmas without tamales. While there are many varieties of tamales throughout Guatemala, the most common kinds are made of maize and stuffed with a thick, flavorful sauce, vegetables and pork or chicken. Every year, Maya

Friday, December 12, 2014
Christmas Party for the Kids in Critical Need was a Success
Grace White
blog image The Mayan Families’ Kids in Critical Need recently received a tremendous treat: a Christmas Party! Myrna, Cami, and Sandy came prepared to throw a party for the Kids in Critical Need that will not soon be forgotten! Armed with pinatas, Santa suits, presents, fun activities, and delicious treat

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving 2014!
Katy Morris
blog image Every year, we are amazed at the generosity of our supporters. This #Thanksgiving day, we'd like to personally thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support. Please enjoy this video we created to thank you for helping us educate, feed, shelter, and heal the

Monday, August 11, 2014
Donor Sponsors Annual Birthday Bash for Underprivileged Kids
Katy Morris
blog image The life of a child living in rural Guatemala generally goes un-celebrated. The pleasures of birthday parties complete with laser tag, ice cream, balloons and cake are something indigenous families grow up knowing nothing about.Fortunately, extraordinary Mayan Families donor, volunteer and student s

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