Monday, November 21, 2011

learning in Guatemala

We are learning today how to prepare food so it will be safe, also trying to figure out on the map where the President wants us to go.  It is an area called Polochic, up in the mountains north of the City.  The specific town is called Senahu and has  a large Q'eqchi' population.  Right now we are meeting with several people, learning so that we can help when we get there.  Harold will be helping with stoves in the homes, because many of the homes are small huts where the women cook over open wood fires, no ventilation, so it causes problems,  along with a lot of other things.  I will be working with literacy and family history, maybe helping also in the schools.  Not sure what else.  Many of the women don't know how to write at all.  Here in the city are a lot of Senior couples who are working in a variety of ways, and many of them got together last night and so we learned a lot from them.  Dentists who take clinics out to the communities, and some orphanages, A doctor and a nurse who cover quite a large area. One couple works with leaders here in the community helping bring programs in, such as blood drives and schoolbooks. There are so many people working hard together to improve the lives of these wonderful people.

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