Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Women's Health Initiative
Glen Thesslin
blog image  This July, Mayan Families is focusing on our Nutrition and Health programs, which is one of the three priority areas of the organization. This month we will share information about our programs which specifically aim to prevent malnutrition, and ensure communities around Lake Atitlan are nouri ...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
July Newsletter
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blog image July: Nutrition and Health focus monthAt Mayan Families we have been working hard to structure our programs and deepen the impact of our work, all of which is made possible by our incredible staff and supporters. Read on for more information on the progress that we are making, and how you can furthe ...

Thursday, June 6, 2019
June News
Glen Thesslin
blog image  A message from ErinHello from Panajachel, where we are ramping up for our “summer” months and where I am beginning to hit my stride as Executive Director of this incredible organization. June means hosting many volunteers, daily visits from our sponsored students who will share the ...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Semana Santa: Traditions Bringing Families Together
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blog image Writing and photography by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content CreatorWomen walk during a procession on Viernes Santo or Good Friday a couple years ago in Panajachel (Photo by Edin Rosales).Semana Santa, or Holy Week, as known around the world is a sacred time of the year in Guatemala. This holiday is marked ...

Monday, March 11, 2019
Meet Mayan Families New Executive Director Erin Mooney
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blog image Mayan Families is abuzz with excitement. Many changes have swept through our office in 2019, from new leadership roles of local staff, and the positive improvements we are beginning to implement throughout all of our departments. One of the most exciting developments in the organization has bee ...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Summer 2019 Mayan Families Experience
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blog image Come to Guatemala this summer and spend a week with Mayan Families in beautiful Panajachel from July 13 - 20. Lake Atitlán is a wonderful place full of luscious green scenery, ringed by steep verdant volcanoes, decorated with colorful Maya Textiles, and close-knit indigenous co ...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
This Holiday Season, New Doors Open for Mayan Families through the Partnership with NOVICA
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Writing and photography by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator Workers from our carpentry shop pose for a photograph at their wood workstation in Panajachel.We are excited to announce a new partnership between the Mayan Families Trade School Carpentry Shop and the Artisan Program with NOVICA!From Guat ...

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7 Reasons to Give on November 27th
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Writing and photography by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator1. Impact students' livesYour gracious gift will help students break the cycle of poverty by having the opportunity to advance through education. Education gives our students opportunities to lead successful lives. In Guatemala, the end of ...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Reflecting on Renew your Generosity, Renew their Ambition
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Written by Nicole LaPorte, Operations CoordinatorThree Telesecundaria students clap and cheer during their graduation rehersal in Tierra Linda (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).As we approach the end of the year and look forward to renewing our support for our communities, we here at Mayan Families ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Educational Landscapes
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Written by Carolina Cardoza, Education Program CoordinatorA student from the San Jorge Preschool works on an art project focusing on letters of the alphabet (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).From the United States to GuatemalaIt’s October, and Guatemalan students are finishing out the 2018 sch ...

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