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

Monday, March 20, 2017
Mayan Families and Living on One: A Flourishing Partnership Bringing Change in Peña Blanca!
Lauren Erlandson
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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Supporter Appreciation: Futbol and Fun with Cat Reyes and Reviver
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Written by Erin Crandell, Communications and Marketing ManagerThis April, Mayan Families had the pleasure of welcoming back the incredible Cat Reyes, and her group Reviver.A long-time supporter, advocate, and fundraiser for Mayan Families, Cat Reyes has made an incredible difference in the lives of

Friday, April 22, 2016
We're Opening a New Preschool Nutrition Center in Peña Blanca!
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Written by Erin Crandell, Communications and Marketing ManagerWe are so excited about this news that we can't hold it in any longer: Mayan Families is opening a new Preschool Nutrition Center in Peña Blanca!Photo by Erin Crandell Why Peña Blanca?When we first started brainstorming

Friday, April 22, 2016
Updates from Peña Blanca!
Lauren Erlandson
blog image Written by Erin Crandell, Communications and Marketing ManagerNow that we’ve spilled the beans on our big new project in Peña Blanca, let’s take a look at how some of our favorite Peña Blanca residents are doing!In the summer of 2015, we gave you a brief update on Rosa, Chi

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Living on One: New Classrooms in Peña Blanca!
Lauren Erlandson
blog image In the months since the Living on One Dollar documentary was released, we have received an amazing amount of support from people all over the world. Thanks to thousands of dollars of generous donations, we were able to build two new classrooms for the Peña Blanca Primary School.New classrooms

Friday, July 31, 2015
Updates From Peña Blanca & Living On One!
Katy Morris
blog image A few years ago, a small group of determined, curious and strong-willed filmmakers and economic majors still in college ventured to a rural Guatemalan town not far from the Mayan Families headquarters in Panajachel to embark on an adventure that many would call crazy.They were on a mission: to revea

Monday, April 13, 2015
Mayan Families & Living On One Challenge YOU to Live Below the Line
Katy Morris
blog image WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN THE LIVE BELOW THE LINE CHALLENGE Have you watched the film Living On One yet? The inspirational and eye-opening documentary was filmed here in rural Guatemala and shows how four US college students lived on less than $1/day for two months. Well, n

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