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Volunteers experience in Guatemala. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


High School Volunteers build a family a home in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on April 3, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018 Let me introduce myself. My name’s Nik. I’m a high school student from Northern Alberta, Canada. I joined this trip due to curiosity more than anything; the desire the see new places. So far, we’ve been in Guatemala for roughly 3 days, spending most of our time in Antigua participating in Read More…

Happy surprises in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on October 17, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2018 Arrived in Antigua late at night. Sunday, October 8, 2017 Being a Sunday, we had a walking tour of Antigua. We went to a Jade factory and saw how they cut the jade and polished the pieces by hand to form some of the jewelry. That evening we ate out a Read More…

Kamloops Boys and Girls Club Youth Council in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on August 28, 2017

August 24, 2017 For the past couple of days, we’ve been doing many things.The beginning of Wednesday started with an ecofiltro tour. We met the founder who told us the story of how/why he started it and how he was a social entrepreneur. He showed us the original model and why it worked so well. Read More…

Kamloops Boys and Girls Club Youth Council in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on August 25, 2017

August 24, 2017 For the past couple of days, we have been building the Eco Stoves with the Open Windows Foundation. It was such an amazing experience! The first day was super long and tiring as we climbed many, many hills. After the demonstration, we all realized it wasn’t going to take as long as Read More…

Kamloops Boys and Girls Club Youth Council in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on August 22, 2017

August 21, 2017 We’ve had an amazing weekend here in Guatemala! Starting with Friday, we went to the Ecostoves factory to meet Carlos, the mastermind behind the concept! He gave us a tour of the land while our translator for the day, Sadie who is Stephanie’s sister, helped out. Carlos showed us all his previous Read More…

Building a home for a Guatemalan family

Posted in Guatemala on April 19, 2017

April 29 It is hard to imagine how much delight three rooms can give to a family, but this is what the Developing World Connections team in Duenas, Guatemala, experienced when they built a home for a family there. The main room is 15’ x 15’, the kitchen 8’ x 12’, and the toilet 4’ Read More…

Schools join for Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on March 6, 2017

March 6 and 7 On the morning of March 6, we visited the Eco-Filtro, a water purification factory, and took a tour. We learned two things: that culture acceptance is important, which is why chlorine cant be used to purify water in Guatemala (where people dislike the smell and the taste) and that silver can Read More…

Adventure in Guatemala

Posted in Guatemala on February 28, 2017

March 1 Hola from San Miguel Duenas. After another delicious breakfast at Fernando’s, we spent our final day at open windows, finishing murals, reading stories with children, playing games such as Stella Ella Olla, Squirt and other hand-clapping games. Later on we visited a family in the community to drop off an EcoFiltro we purchased Read More…

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