Chajul: A Story of Violence and Beauty
Chajul, enriched in Maya Ixil culture and beauty, has a sad history and is still affected from the Guatemalan Civil War that occurred in the not so distant past.
Adult Literacy Program Letter of Thanks
The collaboration between Mundo, St. Leo’s and ASEPA adult literacy program is thriving thanks to the good heartedness of the congregation from Oakland and the hard work of the teachers and students in Guatemala City and surrounding towns.
“My Isaan Cultural Exchange”
Cultural exchange is a rewarding experience, and volunteer Kelly shares her experiences working with Mundo Exchange and our Thailand community.
Saying Goodbye to Yaai Charlie
With great sadness we say goodbye to Yaai Charlie, who died peacefully in her sleep at home. Her absence will be felt and she will be greatly missed by many.
Mud Brick Making for Eco Friendly Homes
Evan and the Mundo team explore an eco friendly mud brick option for construction in Thailand and possibly other countries with the right environment.
Bai Sri Ceremonies: A Thai Tradition
Bai Sri Su Kwan is a welcoming ceremony performed in many villages and small towns in Isaan Thailand, oftentimes performed for marriages, becoming a monk, embarking on a new adventure or job, and other important events.
Vanida : A Life Well Lived
Vanida was an incredible woman who passed on many years ago. She was a member of our Thailand team with a colorful and interesting history.
Rachel’s Earrings For Food Equity
Rachel, one of Mundo’s strong supporters and local volunteers, creates earrings for donations to support food equity in both Thailand and Guatemala.
Happy New Year 2023
It may be a little delayed but…..happy new year! We here at Mundo Exchange hope 2023 is full of blessings and meaningful interactions with the people who cross your path.
“The Violence”: Guatemala Diaries Continued
The Guatemalan Civil War, often referred to as “the Violence”, was a terrible time in recent history. Volunteer Phyllis Coyne email excerpts part 2
Guatemala Diaries: Phyllis Coyne Reflects
Long time Guatemala donor and volunteer Phyllis Coyne reflects on her time in Chajul by sharing emails sent during her time there (part 1)
Culture Guide Thailand: To Do, & Not To Do
This quick Thai culture handbook will help you navigate the nuances of Thai etiquette of what to do (and not do!) while you are visiting or moving to Thailand.