"When I started my family garden, I was very excited and happy to see my little plants grow. Every morning and afternoon I went to see how much it had grown, and I never failed to give it attention. The first thing I harvested was radishes. Each week I harvest chard.
"For me it is a new experience—for years I have wanted to grow a garden, but I did not have the means or the knowledge. Now I have learned how to plant and cultivate, and I use brush, ash and goat’s dung as fertilizer. I plan to always keep the garden in production and further diversify the varieties of vegetables I grow, because the garden now represents a savings in family spending which helps me purchase other necessities."
- Francisca Jutzutz Tucubal, Choantonio, Santa Apolonia
And... They made it! Our hikers achieved their 50K goal! Here they are at the end of their route in Santiago Atitlán.
We are so thankful to everyone who made our 50K for $50K Walk to Support Mayan Communities a success. This has been an amazing show of support for our rural Guatemalan partners, our walkers, and our organization as we mark our 50th year. The $53,357 raised will have a tremendous and lasting impact in Mayan communities. Thank you, thank you! ... See MoreSee Less