Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Look at us grow! Introducing the Well Mother, Well Baby Program to Peña Blanca
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Alysa Grude, Nutrition and Welfare Program Coordinator“I am afraid to eat too much during my pregnancy and possibly have a hard time giving birth,” a pregnant mother told us as she recalled what she had eaten the day before.  We recently spoke with a group of mothers in P ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: Community Building with St. Michael’s College
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Alysa Grude, Nutrition and Welfare Program Coordinator, and Anna Aspenson, Food Security and Community Development Program ManagerWe had an incredible time hosting the students from St. Michael’s College in May! These recent college graduates spent months before their trip raising f ...

Monday, June 12, 2017
Supporter Appreciation: OSU Engineers Make a Lasting Impact
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Audrey Ward, Volunteer Program ManagerWe were pleased to host the engineering students from Ohio State University this May! These bright college students aided Mayan Families by conducting research for our construction department,  building a rainwater collection system, and installi ...

Monday, May 22, 2017
Maria gets the Care she Needs to Beat Hepatitis
Medical Intern
blog image Written by Audra Fain, Medical Program InternA few months into the school year, Maria* got sick with a cold that only got worse. Eventually, her mother needed to take her to the nearest health post in Sololá, a 20 to 30 minute drive away that cost her in money and time away from work. Maria a ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017
We did it! Time for a celebration!
Mark Prunella-Miller
blog image Written by Mark Prunella-Miller, Donor Relations ManagerGracias from the San Antonio Preschool Class of 2017! (Gif by Livvy Runyon)Over a year ago, the mission to provide a permanent and spacious building for the preschoolers in San Antonio began. Thanks to you, we finally have the funds to make thi ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017
New year and new expansion in our Diabetes Education Initiative
Tatiana Petrovick
blog image Written by Tatiana Petrovick, Medical Program ManagerIn 2017, Mayan Families is expanding the focus and the impact of our Diabetes Education Initiative. Previously, we have helped diabetic patients manage their disease and develop healthier habits. Now, we are attacking the disease at its source wit ...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Rosa’s Legacy: Marisela Advocates for Mayan Women through Education
Livvy Runyon
blog image “Ever since I graduated high school, I had this longing to keep going, but with the resources I had, I couldn’t do it. I always had that in mind, though, to continue. That one day, I have to go. I have to go.” (Photo by Livvy Runyon)Marisela speaks of higher education with fervor i ...

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Why can't students in rural Guatemala get ahead?
Barbara Quillec
blog image Written by Barbara Quillec, Education Development ManagerThanks to various educational reforms since 2008, the rate of primary school enrollment in Guatemala now approaches 100%. Not only does the government now ensure six years of free primary school, but it has recently increased its effort to imp ...

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 ...

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