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Dilson is a young boy, 11yrs old who is undergoing Dialysis in Guatemala.

8/12/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Dilson is a young boy, 11yrs old who is undergoing Dialysis.  Hissingle mother has exhausted all her financial resources to be able tohelp him. He needs to go to the city once a week for life saving treatment. Hecannot go by public transport but has to do the 6 hour round trip byprivate  taxi. Dilson has suffered so much in his young life. He still...

Milk and formula to mothers and children in Need in Guatemala.

8/12/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Every month we distribute milk and formula to mothers and children Who are in need. Many of the mothers to eat us Who are Unable to breastfeed for one or Another reason, or They Do not have enough breastmilk to be Able to feed the child sufficiently It. Other toddlers Have Been recommended to us by doctors, the local health center, the social worker at the...

We received a wonderful donation of 3,000 pairs of gently used shoes from Families for Guatemala 2011!

8/11/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We received a wonderful donation of 3,000 pairs of gently used shoesfrom Families for Guatemala 2011!These shoes have brought tons of smiles!Here are some of the children who received shoes today.Thank you so much to Families for Guatemala 2011!

Very ill baby from San Catarina Palopo, Guatemala.

8/11/11
Blog: Mayan Families
This little baby from Santa Catarina Palopo is very ill.The social worker at the hospital asked us if we could pay for sometests for the baby as the family could not afford it.We are waiting results of the exams but in the meantime the familychecked themselves out of the hospital because they didn't like thetreatment there. They felt if their baby was going to die ,...

Isabel has news

8/11/11
Blog: Mayan Families
It was a huge surprise to us yesterday when Isabel arrived in the afternoon with a brand new baby.   She had just been here the week before and told us that she was 6 months pregnant. The baby appears to be very small but very alert and healthy.  I am not basing this on any medical tests or experience just eyeballing. She has decided that she does...

Elder abuse in Guatemala

8/7/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Hi, I don't know how many of you may  have seen the videos on our website......one is of the Elder Care Program....it features an elderly husband and wife. He is deaf and she is blind.  We first met them when we saw them going through the trash in the market in Panajachel looking for food. When we visited the home, the husband explained that he preferred to...

New Traditional clothing for Father!

8/5/11
Blog: Mayan Families
This widowed father of two young boys was thrilled to receive thiswonderful gift of new traditional clothing from his son's sponsor. His wife passed away last year after a long battle with cancer. It hasbeen very hard on the father and the two young boys.Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the people who  have beenhelping this family ....they are doing much...

Human rights advocates applaud massacre sentences in Guatemala

8/4/11
Blog: Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala
Four Convicted Former soldiers are in the 1982 Dos Erres massacre, one of the ugliest episodes of repression DURING Guatemala's 36-year civil war, DURING About 200.000 people Which Were Killed or Disappeared. By Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times August 3, 2011, 3:55 pm International Human Rights Advocates Praised to court Wednesday for sentencing in...

Guatemalan Presidential Election Campaign Heats Up

7/28/11
Blog: Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala
By Alex Renderos, Los Angeles Times July 28, 2011 Reporting from Guatemala City— Plagued by Mexican drug cartels that have steadily eroded the authority of the national government, Guatemala faces a presidential election in a few weeks that pits a former military officer against a former first lady, but offers little solution to epic problems. The campaign for the...

A second Indigenous woman running in the Presidential race.

7/27/11
Blog: Mayan Families
http://www.eurasiareview.com/guatemala-indigenous-women-in-presidential-race-27072011/

A fun day in Guatemala!

7/27/11
Blog: Mayan Families

Guatemala back land slide closes road to Panajachel and San Andres

7/26/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Here are more photos of the upside bulldozer crushed and Kill That the driver. I have small children, it is a very sad situation for His Family. This is out on the road back to San Andres from Sematabaj Panajachel, Guatemala. They say it Will Be open by Friday. Right now people cross the bridge Have to 5 at a time, and Then take a pickup truck on the other side to...
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