Friday, May 8, 2009

Computers For Guatemala

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::Computers For Guatemala::

Having served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala from 1967 to 1970, I stayed in touch with friends, helping some of their children through school. On one trip to Guatemala I was asked by one student to meet with Catholic nuns who needed computers for their school. I put up signs in Darien CT and asked friends in New York City, and soon had 20 computers, which were sent to the school. Word spread in Guatemala and here at home, so to date we have sent over 300 computer systems to schools, orphanages, libraries and individuals, some in partnership with the Peace Corps, Catholic Charities, Child Aid, and a non-sectarian Quaker scholarship program.

We also have an eight acre recreation park “Nueva Vista” with playground equipment. We are growing fair trade coffee in the park and will use the profits to support the computer projects. Almost half of the park has been set aside for a suitable project such as a school or orphanage.

::Recent News::

* 03/12/2009: March 2009 News
* 11/26/2008: High School graduation in San Mateo Ixtatan, Huehuetenango
* 11/26/2008: Distributing Computers, October 2008
* 11/24/2008: Trip To Guatemala September 2008
* 06/29/2007: Board of Directors, & Field Coordinator
* 06/14/2007: Quaker Scholarship Students Receive Computers

::Our Logo::


Our logo is the Mayan symbol for both the Quetzal (national bird of Guatenala) and the Creator. By recycling a seemingly useless computer we give a Mayan child the means to create new things and hence the power to create a new life.


"I can imagine no better way to serve the young and disenfranchised of Guatemala than to provide, as you have been doing for decades, funds for education, and now educationally-formatted computers. For anyone of whatever background or nationality to become a realized individual, having the tools, developing a personal mission, and defying the odds are basic requirements."

David Milholland
Peace Corps Volunteer Group XI Guatemala
June 8, 2007

::Contact Information::

Connecticut Address:
Donald L. Livingston
47 Nearwater Lane
Darien CT 06820

New York Address:
55 West 89th Street
New York NY 10024

Telephone: (917) 468-4391
Fax: (212) 724-5934

Copyright 2008 Computers for Guatemala


Hi Catherine,

I thought you'd be interested in learning about this group. We've just purchased two computers from them for $55 a pop!

Thanks as always for your help!


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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.