My heart in the villages of Ixtahuacan, Guatemala

Great timing. Visits to 3 new communities that AFOPADI works with. Many details to share with SSG friends at home. 

 

As always: little water, lotsa dust, much conflict b/w men and women because of machismo.

AFOPADI integrates all and more into strategy & programs. 

 

 New bridge  from highway since 12 years. 

New bridge  from highway since 12 years. 

 Mtg in community without much water and thus: fewer trees, more sickness. 

Mtg in community without much water and thus: fewer trees, more sickness. 

 The earth is dry rock: scary roads. 

The earth is dry rock: scary roads. 

 Kids love to play & see their photos. 

Kids love to play & see their photos. 

 This village is far from the town, but close to river. A community more in solidarity with more water. The mayor attended our reunion. It takes 1 1/2 hrs each way for the few children who walk to school in the Pueblo. 

This village is far from the town, but close to river. A community more in solidarity with more water. The mayor attended our reunion. It takes 1 1/2 hrs each way for the few children who walk to school in the Pueblo.