Articles tagged #GUATEMALA
Articles tagged
#GUATEMALA

Jacinto & Catarina: Thriving Together

Jacinto and Catarina are passionate about transforming their community and work together in a true partnership toward that end.

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Single Mother Grows Hope

When María’s husband unexpectedly passed away, she and her daughters, Yamilin (6) and Ana (3), moved back in with her aging mother and two sisters.

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Why Mental Health Matters

When Deborah was just 12 years old, she was kidnapped and held captive with a group of young girls for two months. By the time she escaped and returned home, the damage was done. Her harrowing ordeal haunted her into her teens and adulthood. Fearing social stigma, she told no one the truth about what had happened, except for her mother and sister. She had been a victim of human trafficking, but she didn’t feel like a survivor. She felt restless, fearful, and depressed. She isolated herself from friends and community. She couldn’t work—she could barely brush her own hair.

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A Bottle of Hope

Juana will never forget the little water bottle that she carried to school every day. Water access close to home (or in your house!) is critical to development. Girls in Guatemala need access to water to help them stay in school.

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to End Poverty

When a woman is equipped with skills, encouraged by her community, and empowered with confidence, she is capable of making lasting change.

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More than a Cup of Coffee

When you brew your morning coffee is there a face, a person, a family that comes to mind? There is a good chance that the beans you used were grown on a small farm tended by a family that has cultivated coffee for a few generations. There’s also a good chance that the family experiences the daily struggles of poverty.

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Time to Fight for a Better Life

Two years ago, Maria’s husband Antonio went blind. It was an unexpected blow to the family. Suddenly, Maria found herself solely responsible for their five children, the youngest of whom was just a newborn. In her small, rural community of Vichibala, Guatemala, there aren’t many job opportunities. And even if there were, Maria had no one to provide childcare.

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Why Indigenous Women Are Key to Climate Resilience

This Earth Day, I've been thinking a lot about Guatemala's Indigenous women and girls– not only about the adverse effect climate change has on their lives, but also the potential they have to transform their communities to be resilient to those effects.

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Adopting God's Heart

One... two… three… Rosa softly counts out her Guatemalan quetzales, her earnings for the day. Her small vegetable stand in the Rio Azul community is one of a kind. Instead of looking to make a fortune, Rosa is selling fresh, high quality cabbage, chard, and cauliflower at a reasonable price for Rio Azul community members to take home and feed their families. Around the community, she’s known for her delicious and yet inexpensive vegetables. And one thing is for certain–she’s not cutting back her prices out of naivety. It is a purposeful decision grounded in her care for the community and reflective of her trusting relationship with God.

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Cultivating Empowerment

In North America, the phrase ‘business woman’ might trigger the image of power suits, striking presentations, and hurried cups of coffee while taking yet another conference call. But one group of women in Guatemala is proving to be so much more.

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Heroes of Transformation: Meet Tina

I feel it is necessary to contribute for the development of my community. In the past there was no opportunity [for women] to participate in leadership due to cultural issues, but thanks to FH training there has been a great change in the community and in the integration of leadership.

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UPDATE: Guatemala Hurricane Response

Partner communities in Guatemala continue to battle the chaos following two consecutive hurricanes, Eta and Iota. After weeks of destructive wind, rain, and floods, the communities in Cotzal and the community of Villa Hortensia II are only just starting to plan to return to rebuild. The partner communities of Acul, Rio Azul, and Xonca, on the other hand, have only seen minor damages; many families were on alert at the outset of Iota, and took precautions or relocated.

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New Mother Reflects on the Impact of Child Sponsorship

Child sponsorship comes full circle in this mother's amazing testimony.

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Recipes: Hot & Cold Drinks

Whip up some of the tastiest drinks from around the world! Across partner communities, coffees, teas, and fruit drinks are part of gatherings, traditions, and relaxation. From hot, rich, and creamy flavours to cold, fruity and tangy, you’re covered here. You’ll find something that hits the spot as spring turns to summer!

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Breakfast of Champions - Desayuno Chapin

Desayuno Chapin is your classic Guatemalan breakfast, literally "Breakfast of Champions" (You know you deserve this!).

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