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Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Maria Felipa needs food

4/6/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Maria Felipa needs food Maria Felipa Coros is 75 years old and lives in a house in the hills above San Jorge. She has lived alone since her husband died roughly 30 years ago, and she has no family to assist her. To say that her house is hard to get to would be an understatement. The trek up the long dirt path, which is interrupted frequently by rocks...

Mayan Families Canada ....

4/6/11
Blog: Mayan Families
We are so proud of our sister organization, Mayan Families Canada.......each year they come to work with us here in Panajachel and they do a wonderful job. Not only of increasing awareness in Canada but in making real changes to peoples lives here in Guatemala. If you live in Canada and would like to make a donation or become involved.....please write to Robin "...

All About Semana Santa!

4/5/11
Blog: Mayan Families
All-About-Guatemala.com is releasing a new book titled "Semana Santa 101:  A Look at Holy Week in Guatemala" and is donating a significant portion of the profits of books purchased by Mayan Families supporters to help with Mayan Families' efforts. Semana Santa 101: A Look at Holy Week in Guatemala is a guide from an insider's point of view, sharing the author's...

Jetta leaves a lot of love behind in Guatemala!

4/2/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Jetta, a wonderful volunteer who has been working at the Mayan Families San Antonio Pre/After school and the feeding program is unfortunately, leaving. She said goodbye to all the kids at the pre-school with a lovely gift bag each.....they were so thrilled!!! She also brought cookies, sang songs and played games with the kids. I think the teachers are going to miss...

Lessons In Teaching

4/1/11
From: la limonada volunteer
I have been very lucky this year with my English classes. I have had constant support of the teachers at la Escuelita Limon, I have two friends that I meet with weekly to bounce ideas off of and to learn from, and my classes are twice a week this year… so I’m really seeing how the kids are learning so quickly. I’m currently spending two weeks in...

Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Polimena Cun Palax

3/31/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Polimena Cun Palax: "Polimena and her grown son, Felipe, lives in a little shack with no water, stove, electricity, or toilet. Felipe has some developmental disa..."

Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Cayetana, Maria Anacleta and Guadalupe

3/31/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Cayetana, Maria Anacleta and Guadalupe: "Cayetana Cayetana is 89 years old. She shares her bed and her one roomed house with one of her daughters, Guadalupe. Another daughter, Mar..."

Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Andrea Buch lives with her grandchild Claudia. Cla...

3/31/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Mayan Families Elderly Care Program: Andrea Buch lives with her grandchild Claudia. Cla...: "Andrea Buch lives with her grandchild Claudia. Claudia's mother committed suicide when Claudia was three years old, and Andrea has..."

Mayan Families San Antonio Pre-school

3/31/11
Blog: Mayan Families
 The children at the San Antonio Pre-school /After school feeding program were really happy to get new furniture today. This furniture was made in the Mayan Families wood work shop supervised by our wonderful volunteer, Michael. There is now a place for each child to put their work and a hope chest to store lots of toys! There are still children waiting to be...

Don Alejandro...89yrs old and still smiling.

3/30/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Alejandro Samines Saput Alejandro Samines Saput is 89 years old and lives alone following the death of his wife two years ago. He lives in a one room, dirt, floor house owned by his daughter.  Though Alejandro doesn't cook, the soot from the open fire he uses to heat his coffee each day has blackened the walls and ceiling of the house. Alejandro...

Alberta ...one of the Elderly from San Jorge .

3/30/11
Blog: Mayan Families
Alberta Quijeu needs a bed Alberta Quijeu is 70 years old.  She lives with her grown son, who is an alcoholic.  The one-room house they share has very little besides a bed, a few chairs, and a water filter.  Unfortunately for Alberta, she is forced by her son to sleep on the ground with nothing but a reed mat for padding, while he sleeps in the...

Happy to get a water filter!

3/28/11
Blog: Mayan Families
This family was very thrilled to receive a water filter. These filters will give clean drinking water for one whole year. If you would like to give the gift of clean drinking water it is $50 US to give the gift of clean, safe , drinking water for one year to a family. Please go to our website ...www.mayanfamilies.org
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