A surprise visit in Suchitepéquez

Two weeks ago, we finally set out to pay a surprise visit to the children in Suchitepequez. This time, our team was even reinforced by another volunteer: Celina, the first participant in our volunteer program, came with us.  However, when we arrived at the school at 11.30 a.m., the lessons were just about to end […]

Half a year in the land of eternal spring

Having finally arrived back in Guatemala, the work on our projects started right in the first week. We visited the children in Suchitepequez, greeted them with songs, danced, and began learning English together for the first time. Their gratitude was shown through hugs, affection, and their enthusiasm for pretty much everything we undertook or gifted […]

We support local businesses

Our support provides independence & freedom to a small family run business in San Antonio Aguascalientes in Guatemala. The town of San Antonio Aguascalientes is known for its textile economy. It is here where a big amount of the amazingly colourful woven Maya products are manifactured. While many people in San Antonio work in factories, […]

Donate Freedom this Christmas!

This Christmas we offer you a very special gift set that is the perfect present for your loved ones. Consisting of a handcrafted bag produced by a Guatemalan Maya family and a rose scent hand soap produced by Swiss cosmetics brand Swifiss, it represents the connection between those two worlds – centuries old Maya weaving […]

Thank you for your help!

Thanks to generous donations from Switzerland and Germany we were able to help 80 families. With the help of other volunteers, Michelle bought the supplies and prepared the packages. After they were done preparing, they brought the packages close to Vuelta Grande, where they met with the local mayor and the families. Because we received […]

The people of Vuelta Grande need our help!

Due to heavy rainfalls in the past days a landslide in the village of Vuelta Grande has cut off people from basic supplies, such as food and sanitary products. On Monday, Michelle was contacted and asked to help the people that are stuck in the village. To elaborate the extent of the crisis and figure […]

Rosy‘s Story

Rosy Emilia Juárez Ixcol is one of four children. Like all of the children we support, her family lives in extreme poverty. Their house is built from plastic foil, old metal and wood. They live in a village in the district of Santa Bárbara in Suchitepéquez. It is the same village where Michelle and Elvia […]

A day well spent

Last weekend, Michelle and Elvia went to a village in the district of Santa Bárbara, around 3hrs away from Guatemala City. The village is one of the poorest areas of the country, where most people live in makeshift houses made of zinc fence, corn cane and other material they can find at a low cost. […]

Crime in Guatemala

The crime rate in Guatemala is overall very high. In 2018 an average of 101 murders per week were reported. One of the cities most affected by violence is Escuintla in the south western part of Guatemala, roughly an hour from Antigua. It is the third biggest city of Guatemala, after Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango.  Last […]

Orphanage and hospital in Patzún

A large part of the donations will continue to be used in the orphanage and hospital in Patzún. A total of 45 orphans have found a new home here, which is run by 4 energetic nuns. In addition to the daily care of the children, food packages are distributed to the residents of the small […]