Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pueblo a Pueblo



Welcome to Pueblo a Pueblo

Pueblo a Pueblo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the people of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. Located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, this community of more than 40,000 indigenous Maya suffered some of the worst mudslides as a result of Hurricane Stan. The Panabaj mudslides alone buried hundreds of people and left more than 5000 homeless and destitute. The Hospitalito Atitlan, the only ER, inpatient and surgical care facility in the area was once again closed - a victim of the disaster.

Hospitalito Atitlan
Donor will match your gift to rebuild a permanent hospital for the people of Santiago Atitlan

Pueblo a Pueblo both supports the operations of the temporary Hospitalito Atitlan and has begun a Capital Campaign to build a permanent hospital. We are pleased to announce that an anonymous philanthropist, through the Kendeda Fund has awarded Pueblo a Pueblo a challenge pledge of $750,000 to build the permanent Hospitalito Atitlan. This means the Kendeda Fund will match your donations dollar- for-dollar. Together, with the T'zutujil community, we can build a sustainable medical facility that will dramatically improve the health status of Santiago Atitlan and the surrounding indigenous communities.


(more) http://www.puebloapueblo.org/


Contact: Kenneth Wood - Pueblo a Pueblo NGO- in Santiago Atitlan, Solola
www.puebloapueblo.org
Hospitalito Atitlan
Referred by Claudina Monterroso who worked there 8 months as a volunteer coordinator

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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.