Friday, July 18, 2008 Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group

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Windmills, biodigesters, water purifiers & more.
Meet the team at our 1st shop in Guatemala.
Visit Guatemala & do good at the same time!

Projects Central America

After graduating from college, the founder of AIDG spent time at the Buttercup Farms facility in California where his vision to embrace and serve indigenous people was nurtured and allowed to blossom. Buttercup Farms is very proud to support the work of Peter Haas currently being done in Central America.

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group – AIDG uses outreach, education, business incubation and training to develop basic infrastructure systems. Under the leadership of Peter Haas, AIDG is working in Guatemala with a team of dedicated volunteers to develop water, electricity, cook fuel, heating, sanitation and housing solutions in remote rural villages. Using adaptive windmill, water pump and alcohol stove technologies, AIDG is proving that simple workable designs can be affordable, sustainable and environmentally conscious.

For more information, including internship opportunities and project design specifications, please visit AIDG at

alfa travel

Saturday, July 12, 2008

lake atitlan college

Panajachel international college’s mission is to serve the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala by providing an outstanding bilingual education — English and Spanish — to a diverse international student body in a challenging environment of educational excellence. We endeavor to guide our students to their highest potential by encouraging hard work, responsibility, critical thinking, social accountability, and independence in learning.

Thrivent Builds

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity volunteers and donations
... sons work with her husband in the family construction business and they are very anxious to hear about her experience building a house in Guatemala. ...

Constru Casa - Organisation

Constru Casa - Organisation
Working on building a house in Guatemala proves to be a special and unique experience for the volunteers, mainly in working together with the local ...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Etsy ~ world travels, hand made crafts, buy & sell

What is Etsy?
Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade.
Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:
Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.
Where is Etsy?
Since our launch in June, 2005, over 100,000 sellers from around the world have opened up Etsy shops.
If each of these sellers stood outside at night with a really bright flashlight pointed towards the sky, it might look something like the image [above].
Who is Etsy?
We are a community and a company. Click the image to the right for a view of the community, and see below for who works at Etsy Inc.
Etsy was founded by Rob, Chris, Haim and Jared in 2005.

Sign up to buy and sell, blog, post photos, travels, hand made crafts and more. Fascinating site!
people helping people

Friday, July 4, 2008

Lake Atitlan and Panajachel Guatemala Travel Information

About Panajachel ~ Hotels ~ Dining ~ Arrival info ~ Stores ~ Night Life ~ Rentals/Real Estate ~ Coffee ~ Activities ~ Links
Contact Us ~ Fundacion La Semilla (Panabaj disaster relief page in Spanish & Italian)
Proyecto de Remodelacion de La Playa Publica de Panajachel
J. Riddle © 2007

Circus Bar, Panajachel

Dear guest:

Welcome to Atitlan online, the best site to know everything about the most beautiful Lake in the world. Lake Atitlan web page is the way into a complete guide for every visitor who wants to know just a beautiful corner of Guatemala. Back in history, three important ethnic groups, Kakchiqueles, Quiches and Tzutuhiles, shaped the 14 actual communities that live around the lake, creating an extraordinary variety of cultures, giving this place all the elements for making your visit comfortable and unforgettable.

Atitlan online is the first and only place where you can find all the information available around the 14 communities in the lake just by making a click.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Guatemalan Textiles Recycled into Mosaics and Other Art!
posted: June 27, 2008, 03:02 AM

La Chapina Huipil Crafts
lachapina's Shop Announcement
Welcome! I recycle Guatemalan hand-woven textiles into fabric collages, mosaics, note cards, and more!
Please feel free to contact me if you are outside the US and want a shipping quote.
You can also learn more about Guatemalan textiles and about me by visiting my crafts blog at ttp://

Thank you and Gracias! Location: Antigua, Guatemala

Blog author Catherine Todd says: This lady is from North Carolina USA, just like me!

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.