Hola, amigos …Aqui estoy!

Wish you were here, too!

Guatemala is a beautiful country – incredibly mountainous, over 60% indigenous, and poor in everything but spirit.In the past three days, I’ve seen Heifer projects working to stop deforestation of the rainforest, find better ways of growing maize for these “people of the corn,” and seen the transformative power of animals in a community.

But since I’m working like a true Heifer person (or like the campesinos they work for), I’m on the road at 7 am and not back until about 10 p.m., and I haven’t had time to stop and write.Today I’m going to the countryside outside Huehuetenango, and spending the night with a family in a seed bank project… yippee!I’ll be writing my stories this weekend in the lake area of Atitlan.  Until then, here’s a small photographic taste of Guatemala.¡Buen apetito!

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12 thoughts on “Hola, amigos …Aqui estoy!

  1. Can’t wait to hear more. More power to you for doing this.

  2. So awesome! Guatemala is an amazing place to do this in as well…

  3. Ola! Enjoying following your travels, taking me to places I will never go. Thanks.

  4. Ginger O'Neill

    Hi Betty,

    It is good to hear from you and the very long days you are logging in. I can only imagine what a herculean effort it is to sit down and write after such long days. The photos are fabulous and the joyful natives cause me to pause about all of my simple gripes.

    Don’t take the time to respond. Just know that I am enjoying your journey via cyberspace.

    Hugs!

    Ginger
    p.s. I really hope we can work it out for Fallon to go on one of your trips.

  5. Love the photos. Can’t wait to read more.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  6. Beautiful pictures Betty. My dentist is going down to Guatemala on his 9th humanitarian trip next weekend. (Unfortunately, I found that out on an emergency visit to see him today. )

    He has many beautiful pictures on his walls that I have been hearing about for years. I am so glad that you can be there for the Guatemalan people.

    Gail

    • Ouch!! I can’t believe your dentist is so philanthropic — but believe me, the Guatemalans eat SO much sugar, I’m sure that your dentist has his hands FULL with working down here! The people are beautiful, kind, resourceful — and even in the poorest areas, they somehow manage to look glorious in their colorful fabrics and immaculate clothes. I’m so glad to hear from you!!

  7. Your work has a lot of character, my friend!

  8. Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing
    this article and the rest of the site is very good.

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