Friday, February 13, 2009

Stories from people who have volunteered in Guatemala

Dr. Inouye
Cross-Cultural Solutions, Guatemala

Dr. InouyeEconomic challenges are profound in Guatemala City; but the human spirit is alive and well. Eva Duarte, a physician who runs the hospice service in the National Cancer Center, said, "We may be a third world country, but we don't have third world minds." With help from a number of vendors, Eva and her colleagues plan to develop a top notch facility to detect cancer earlier, treat disease before it progresses to deadly states, and provide palliative care for those (more)

Chandni Patel
Global Citizens Network, Guatemala

Llanos de Morales (Llanos), Guatemala, Preschool Renovation Project
The GCN team of 14 arrived in Guatemala City on July 7th, 2006. We were met by Freddy , the community leader and our project sponsor who led us to our villages.

The team was divided in two, one team planning to work on a pre-school renovation project in the village of Llanos and the other team planning to work on a road repair project in Sansirisay.

We were all welcomed by the villages and could feel the warmth of the people instantly as they expressed their gratitude for our (more)


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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.