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Clothes for Kids

Clothes for Kids

Families in rural Thailand have been struggling more than ever lately with the continued partial closure of the country and ongoing unrest in the capitol. We are continuing to work hard to ensure kids and families have clothes to wear and food to eat. Our care...

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Education During the Pandemic in Guatemala

Education During the Pandemic in Guatemala

Education in Guatemala last year was largely put on hold due to the covid pandemic. Unfortunately covid cases continue to rise in Guatemala and incresased safety restrictions are being put in place again. On the bright side the students of CEMIK are continuing to...

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Bun Mee You Will Be Missed

Bun Mee You Will Be Missed

RIP Bun Mee Losing someone is never easy, and the elders in our Adopt an Elder program feel like family to us! Bun Mee, who lived at home with her youngest son, has passed away peacefully at the age of 92. She knew her time was coming and told us as much during one of...

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Palenque Paradise is the Jungle

Palenque Paradise is the Jungle

Are you as tired or hearing about covid as we are? Take a break from the doom and gloom of the headlines for a minute with me as we visit Palenque in the country of our Central American neighbors, Mexico! In some ways Palenque feels so much like Thailand, while at the...

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Protecting Families with Masks

Protecting Families with Masks

Helping families with care packages and protecting kids with face masks.Buengkan covid numbers have remained relatively low thanks to everyone in the community being diligent about wearing masks, staying home, and following local leaders advice and regulations. We are...

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Covid In Our Communities

Covid In Our Communities

Covid in Buengkan, Thailand:While case numbers have managed to stay low compared to the rest of the country, Buengkan now has (at time of writing) 23 active cases and counting. The local government has issued  a 14 day closure in the province in an attempt to curb the...

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Consider It Funded

Consider It Funded

Funded and ready to buildIt's time to celebrate! The new Center for the community of Chajul is FULLY FUNDED! We beat our deadline date for raising $10,000 for the Center in Guatemala by almost a week. Thank you so much for your kind hearts and generous donations!...

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Songkran 2021

Songkran 2021

Songkran has become Thailand's iconic water fight festival, but this year Thai New Year is being celebrated in a more traditional fashion.Over the years Songkran Festival has become one of the top bucket list worthy festivals around the world. Held annually April...

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Adult Literacy Program Collaboration and Support

Adult Literacy Program Collaboration and Support

Mundo has been helping supporting an adult literacy program in Guatemala for years, and we are glad to be supporting such great initiatives alongside other groups such as St Leos Congregation in Oakland, CA. I have shared this letter that Mundo Director Joan sent to...

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Center of Education For All

Center of Education For All

Education should be accessible to all people regarless of their socio-econimic class or age. Thats why we have been supporting CEMIK, a school created for kids coming from families who are too poor to afford public school inscription fees. We have also been supporting...

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Never Too Old to Learn

Never Too Old to Learn

 Adult Literacy Programs in GuatemalaSt. Leo's, Mundo Exchange, and other donors have helped make the adult literacy program in Guatemala possible! This program has been ongoing for the past 20 years with no signs of slowing down. Students of all ages and from all...

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Let’s All Play Together Now

Let’s All Play Together Now

Kids love toys. But playing with toys is more than just a fun activity for them! Tactile play is an important part of development for young children. According to an article posted by Integrated Learning Strategies, "Tactile learning and touch is essential for a...

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