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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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Hot From the Greenhouse

Hot From the Greenhouse

Fresh off the vine Our greenhouse project with ACEFOMI is going great! The women of this local association have been working hard to make this project a success. They built a greenhouse, attended seminars, took classes, and collaborated with various groups to learn...

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Nong

Nong

When we first started visiting Yaai we didn't yet know Nong. Our main focus was on taking care of Yaai and her two grown kids who lived with her. An elderly neighbor would occassionally come over to see what was going on when we were there, but she didn't hang around...

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Dam

Dam

We walk into the yard of a village home, a patchwork of tin, wood, and bamboo. "Dam" (pronounced dAHm),  a member of a small village in Buengkan Province, rises from her bench to greet us. She is a single grandmother raising her three grandchildren. Dam has, like many...

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Bringing Career Dreams to Life

Our student scholarship program in Guatemala has provided kids and young adults an otherwise unavailable opportunity to complete their studies. Many of these past students have returned home to pursue their dream of better serving their communities.    A...

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Seeds of Hope Taking Root

Seeds of Hope Taking Root

Snapshots of the greenhouse in Chajul, Guatemala from start to finish!  What a journey! Local leaders in Chajul maintained hope and optimism all the way from the idea of a community greenhouse to the physical creation of it. Your donations, a matching donation from...

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Bun Mee

Bun Mee

The day we arrived at the house, her niece greeted us in the yard. She lives with her son, who was away visiting the doctor. He has cancer and is often away working or receiving cancer treatments. Bun Mee was feeling unwell that day but she would be glad to see us. At...

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