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Soothe Your Mind With Guatemalan Worry Dolls
Soothe Your Mind With Guatemalan Worry Dolls

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 31, 2020

During the past few months, many of us have done our fair share of worrying. In addition to worries over contracting the virus, some people may be experiencing financial pressures, loneliness and cabin fever...

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Hidden Battles in the Fight Against Covid-19
Hidden Battles in the Fight Against Covid-19

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 07, 2020

There are few of us who have not been impacted in some way by the Covid-19 pandemic. In poverty-stricken Mayan communities, however, the combined impact of the virus and the measures put in place to combat i...

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Mayan Hammocks: The Divine Way to Recline
Mayan Hammocks: The Divine Way to Recline

By Coordinator - Volunteers on May 07, 2020

The Mayan people have been known to refer to the hammock as the ‘gift from the gods.’  As the global fight against the spread of COVID-19 continues, many of us are experiencing rising pressures which may be ...

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Health is a Human Right: Introducing our ALMAYA Fund
Health is a Human Right: Introducing our ALMAYA Fund

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 07, 2020

‘Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care’. - Article 25, the Universal Declaration...

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Solidarity is Good for Your Health
Solidarity is Good for Your Health

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 07, 2020

Most people would agree that life would be significantly more challenging, and not nearly as much fun, without the love and support of our family, friends and the people in our community. The notion that ‘no...

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Boost Your Health With Hot Cacao of the Mayan Gods
Boost Your Health With Hot Cacao of the Mayan Gods

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 07, 2020

(Feature Image: Mayan cacao vessel, 7th-8th century. John L. Severance Fund / Wikimedia Commons) At a time where many of us are self-isolating due to the threat of COVID-19, encountering uncertainty and worr...

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Celebrating International Women's Day
Celebrating International Women's Day

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Mar 06, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Laura Pickerill one of our current volunteers, decided to interview each of the other volunteers to explore their views on the global feminist movement in 2020, to dis...

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Why Guatemala is a great destination for Digital Nomads
Why Guatemala is a great destination for Digital Nomads

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Feb 14, 2020

According to the article recently posted on Linkedin by Chris Herd -Founder & CEO @ Firstbase “Over 20 million people work remotely in the EU and USA today, up from 9 million a decade ago — that number ...

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The richness of languages in Guatemala
The richness of languages in Guatemala

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Jan 17, 2020

As you might know – or not -, there are approximately 7000 languages spoken around the world. And this number doesn’t include all the local dialects! However, as Guatemala demonstrates, these dialects can be...

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Christmas traditions in Guatemala
Christmas traditions in Guatemala

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Dec 02, 2019

Christmas is an important event all over the world and Guatemala is no exception! The main Christmas celebrations in Guatemala take place on the 24th November, Christmas Eve. And the central point of this ce...

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Women for Women
Women for Women

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Nov 11, 2019

I bet that any woman visiting Guatemala knows the daily struggle of keeping it together (or not) when being catcalled on the street. Although this misogynistic behavior can be annoying - and at times scary -...

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Santa Maria's Day!
Santa Maria's Day!

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Oct 10, 2019

The Accention of the Virgin Mary is a grandiose celebration that brings all the streets of Quetzaltenango’s historical center to life. You can find drawings on the ground in sumptuous col...

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