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Day 8: Arriving in San Lucan Toliman

By Anissa Aldridge “How do I feed a family with 10 quetzales?” I asked a woman selling rice, beans and produce at the market in San Lucas Toliman. A smile lit up her face and with a twinkle in her eye she stood there with two of her small children [...]

2018-05-17T05:34:37-04:00May 17th, 2018|Report Backs|

Day 7: A Day off in Antigua

by Maureen Larkin Today was our day off during the BTS delegation. We had a leisurely breakfast and set off shopping. Antigua is a drug for the addicted shopper. It's a tourist town: there are many beautiful sights to be seen and the streets are thronging with people and sellers. [...]

2018-05-17T04:06:40-04:00May 17th, 2018|Report Backs|

Day 6: Meeting Lucy

By Sophie Lavoie Day six involved quite a few hours of travel from El Estor, up through Río Dulce (the portal from Lake Izabal to the Carribean), and back down to Antigua. Luckily, our travel day was interrupted by a visit to Lucy Granados, a woman who was deported back [...]

2018-05-13T05:07:32-04:00May 13th, 2018|General blog, Report Backs|

Day 5: Visiting El Estor

By: Jen Wambolt Photo credit: Jenn Wambolt Our fifth day was a one of celebration and commemoration since it was Mother's day and German’s birthday. It was also the 40th day after the death of Hector, Angelica Choc’s nephew, which is the day of the soul’s ascension. As someone who [...]

2018-05-12T17:28:44-04:00May 12th, 2018|Report Backs|

Amaranth: Seeds of learning

By Sophie Lavoie The BTS delegation started off May 7th with a lovely breakfast of what would come out to be a fitting symbol for the day, the cooked leaves of the amarynth plant. As a hearty breakfast was distributed to the still sleepy members of the group on the [...]

2018-05-10T04:53:52-04:00May 10th, 2018|General blog, Report Backs|
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