Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kick-starting the School Year with our First Well Child Check-ups!
Tatiana Petrovick
blog image Written by Tatiana Petrovick, Medical Program ManagerLast week, our medical team finished our first set of Well Child Check-ups!For four days, our clinic staff travelled out to the remote community of El Barranco to offer check-ups to the students in our preschool. Overall, the team saw 58 children, ...

Monday, March 20, 2017
Mayan Families and Living on One: A Flourishing Partnership Bringing Change in Peña Blanca!
Erin Crandell
blog image In 2015, Living on One released Living on One Dollar, a documentary which followed the plight of families living in Peña Blanca, Guatemala living on less than $1 a day. Following this, Mayan Families partnered with Living on One to innovate sustainable community development solutions thr ...

Friday, March 17, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Celebrating 10 years working with Paso por Paso!
Megan Furnivall
blog image Written by Megan Furnivall, Education Program ManagerThis February, we were very pleased to welcome Paso por Paso back to Guatemala for yet another year. This year, the group of Canadian teachers celebrated their 10th anniversary of working alongside Mayan Families.Their visit, as always, was action ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Medical Team Kicks off the Women's Health Initiative!
Tatiana Petrovick
blog image Written by Tatiana Petrovick, Medical Program ManagerOur Women's Health Intiative has officially begun! A few weeks ago, the coordinators of the new initiative attended a three-day training with our partner organization Wuqu’ Kawoq-Maya Health Alliance and participated in two days of supe ...

Monday, February 13, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Bud and Jean Muller Return to Mayan Families
Charlotte Burke
blog image Written by Charlotte Burke, Shelter Development CoordinatorThis February, we were lucky enough to welcome back the Muller family from Massachusetts and Virginia. Bud and Jean Muller have supported Mayan Families for several years and it was great to have them back! This trip they were accompanied by ...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Beth and Juliana McFadyen Change Lives and Hearts
Audrey Ward
blog image Written by Audrey Ward, Volunteer CoordinatorBeth and Juliana McFadyen spent a week with Mayan Families volunteering for Juliana’s Senior Service Week. While most students spent their Senior Service week locally in Massachusetts, Juliana traveled the furthest by coming to Guatemala. They spent ...

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Two weeks with Suzanne Stevens and group!
Mark Prunella-Miller
blog image Written by Mark Prunella-Miller, Volunteer CoordinatorOnce again, we had the pleasure of hosting a visit from a group led by Suzanne Stevens.  There were many long time Mayan Families supporters in this group from Washington, and some new faces eager to learn about the people, culture, and lang ...

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Staff Spotlight: Jorge Mario Gives and Gets a Hand Up Through the Trade Schools
Liam Bluer
blog image Written by Liam Bluer, Social Entrepreneurship CoordinatorEver since Jorge Mario can remember, his parents have struggled with debt. Debt is a product of living in poverty, but also something that has perpetuated those circumstances. “My family’s situation has been difficult because of f ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Adelphi Brings Energy and Fun to Mayan Families!
Audrey Ward
blog image Written by Audrey Ward, Volunteer Program ManagerWe had an incredible week with the nursing students from Adelphi University in Long Island, NY. Not only were these students bright, thoughtful, and engaged in the work they were doing, they were also eager to learn about the rich culture in Guatemala ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Welcoming back Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)!
Eric Britton
blog image Written by Eric Britton, Medical Program CoordinatorMayan Families was thrilled to have a volunteer group from the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) back for a third year! Visiting from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, the team of nursing and surgical tech professors and students had a very busy week. &n ...

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