Tuesday, December 15, 2015
‘Tis the Season for Community Celebration at the Annual Christmas Party for the Elderly
Erin Crandell
blog image Holiday festivities are in full swing at Mayan Families! Last week we held our annual Christmas party for the Elderly Care Program and WOW, was it a success! Many of the elderly in our program have, very sadly, been abandoned by their families—mostly due to the family’s financial situati

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Surmounting the Odds: Maria's Story
Grace White
blog image When we think of retirement in developed countries, many of us think of a period of rest, well deserved after decades of hard work and dedication to our families or for our communities. However, for the indigenous elderly in the highlands of Guatemala, the idea of retirement is simply transitio

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Save Our Elderly & Kids In Crisis Feeding Center in San Jorge: Ingrid's Strength
Grace White
blog image Ingrid is one of the many children who live in a true state of crisis. As a young child, Ingrid and her sisters suffered greatly due to a lack of food and a lack of care. Even though at that time, they had both parents, Ingrid’s mother had an illness that prevented her from giving materna

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Save Our Elderly & Kids In Crisis Feeding Center in San Jorge: Rolando's Story
Grace White
blog image The Kids in Critical Need Program is a program that cares for the most forgotten and vulnerable children of rural Guatemala: those with no parents, those with no home, and those with an extreme risk of suffering from malnutrition. Frequently the stories are too sad or their lives too diffi

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In Honor of a Beloved Anciano: Don Victor
Grace White
blog image A few days ago I was strolling down the colorful and lively street of Calle Santander, the beating heart of Panajachel, considering splurging on an iced coffee- an American habit that I can’t quite kick. My phone started ringing and one of the co-founders of Mayan Families told me in a calm bu

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Save Our Elderly & Kids In Crisis Feeding Center in San Jorge: GlobalGiving Campaign Launched
Katy Morris
blog image From day one, our main goal here at Mayan Families has been to promote long-term development in each of the rural communities we work. In doing so, we aim to educate, feed, shelter, and heal the most impoverished populations in rural Guatemala. Among the most vulnerable and poor individuals include

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