Monthly Archives: February 2007

Hope in the Trash Dump

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We pulled up to the trash dump and I could see a number of shacks sprinkled throughout — cardboard and plastic sheets fastened together to make rudimentary living spaces. No electricity, no water, no bathrooms. All these families eat, wear, and own comes from what gets dumped from the back of a trash truck. They   …Continue Reading

Muchas Gracias!

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Yesterday Larry and I spent the day at Colegio Miguel Angel Asturias, the school we have been collecting computers for. The kids showered us with songs and speeches, handmade cards, hugs and kisses in gratitude for making their computer lab possible. It was an emotionally packed and funfilled day! We heard the story of Hector,   …Continue Reading

Clarity in the Dust

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We spent two long days with folks from Intervida a large Spanish non-profit working in the western part of the country. We took long trips on unpaved, rocky, bumpy, dusty roads into small towns where Intervida has worked with local cities and citizens committees to build and run libraries. They are doing wonderful work and   …Continue Reading

Liberate the Books!

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There is only one public library in Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in the country. It is a large space that is poorly utilized. Whats more the walls are stark, the seats are empty, signs demanding silence are posted everywhere, and the books are all locked up in cages — really. This is what your   …Continue Reading