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Building a home for a Guatemalan family

April 19, 2017  |  Guatemala

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... Read More

Schools join for Guatemala

March 6, 2017  |  Guatemala

March 6 and 7On 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... Read More

Adventure in Guatemala

February 28, 2017  |  Guatemala

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... Read More

Guatemala, San Miguel Duenas, Wednesday March 16, 2016

May 17, 2016  |  Guatemala

Day 4: Finishing the murals and working on the kitchen roof Volunteering at the centre today truly gave us a sense of accomplishment. We finished the library mural and felt so proud that we were... Read More

Guatemala, San Miguel Duenas, Thursday, March 17, 2016

March 18, 2016  |  Guatemala

Day 5: last day on siteToday was the last day on site and despite knowing that it was the last day with the children, we maintained our positive attitudes. Teresa graciously offered us a tour... Read More

Guatemala, San Miguel Duenas, Tuesday March 15, 2016

March 17, 2016  |  Guatemala

Guatemala, San Miguel Duenas, Day 2: wall murals and roof preparation Today was our second day at the construction site and it is being prepared for a concrete roof that will be installed later this... Read More

Guatemala, San Miguel Duenas, Monday March 14, 2016

March 16, 2016  |  Guatemala

First Day on the job! Things went well today for our first day on the site.  The group was really excited to help out where they could with building the new kitchen.  Today was a... Read More

Guatemala: Antigua, Sunday March 13 2016

March 14, 2016  |  Guatemala

Panorama High school students arrive in Antigua, Guatemala! Day 1Our service trip began with a five-hour flight to Mexico City. The flight to Mexico had been delayed causing us to be a little later than... Read More

Guatemala: San Miguel Duenas: December 4, 2015

December 7, 2015  |  Guatemala

Gallo! Gallo! Gallo! All were on the bus en route for San Jose Calderas via San Miguel Duenas, with wheels rolling at 8 a.m. We’re down one team member today. Rachann will be well rested... Read More

Across Guatemala and Back…

December 7, 2015  |  Guatemala

During our one week of travelling around Guatemala, I felt like I watched the whole world whiz by my bus window. As I’ve mentioned in other blog entries, I love car rides. I just love... Read More

Guatemala: San Miguel Duenas: December 1, 2015

December 4, 2015  |  Guatemala

As first-time DWC volunteers, starting out this morning was incredibly exciting. Even though we’d been in Antigua for a couple of days and spent some time and bonded with our team members, we still anticipated... Read More

Guatemala: San Miguel Dueñas: November 27 2015

November 30, 2015  |  Guatemala

Friday: Last day in Guatemala! Well here it is our last day and it has been a great experience spending our time in Guatemala in Antigua with our board members. Today was a busy day, starting... Read More

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