Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Sharing the Dream in Guatemala is a nonprofit organization that promotes fair trade with cooperatives and small businesses in Guatemala. The organization is committed to providing fair wages and employment opportunities to low-income artisans which results in creating sustainable markets for their projects. In addition, Sharing the Dream in Guatemala is dedicated to promoting projects which benefit the general well being of rural Guatemalan communities. Sharing the Dream is currently sponsoring 4 projects in Santiago Atitlan, a children’s library, a rural school, an academic scholarship group for students in need, and an elders’ center.

Volunteers are needed to share books, music, and art with local children. Volunteer opportunities also exist for cataloging books and organizing the library.

Volunteer placements can be arranged for individuals who would like to work with rural educational development.

Volunteer placements can be arranged for individuals who would like to help prepare and serve meals to the elders. We also welcome groups who would like to share creative activities with the elders such as musical and theater performances or arts and crafts projects

For more information, contact Amanda Flayer, the Santiago Sharing the Dream coordinator at themandoo@yahoo.com

A small donation can make a big change!
Source: santiagoatitlan.com

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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.