Washington, D.C., 14, and I have come to learn about and do some volunteer work for Semilla Nueva, a non-profit dedicated to improving the income and health of small farmers on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala.
Before we drive to the coast where work will begin, we spend a night in Antigua, the ancient capital and a tourist favorite. The next morning we head out to a nearby town which is having a festival. Within a few minutes of arriving, Julia has caught the photo above
Most kids are only given about 10 quetzales, the equivalent of about $1.25. But for these families, that’s not inconsequential. Another problem is that because Jototenango is so close to Antigua and not far from Guatemala City, many people come from
|The man who spoke to usgetting his haircut. The children's chair is in the foreground.|
|One of two Ferris Wheels|