Volcan de Fuego

Volcan de Fuego

On June 3rd, Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) erupted explosively, covering entire residential areas with pyroclastic flow and ash. As of June 19th, more than 110 people have died and at least 200 people are still missing. The biggest problem Guatemala currently faces is unstable conditions. Search operations...

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Sustainable Fashion and the Modern Consumer

Sustainable Fashion and the Modern Consumer

The modern consumer claims to be more concerned with the environmental impact of fashion brand. Millennials for instance are said to be among the most socially and environmentally conscious of generations, or so they say. They have an opinion about everything and are sure to voice their perspectives whenever possible....

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Amextra - Building Community Through Education

Amextra - Building Community Through Education

Crosspost from GlobalGiving: Written by Stephanie Ahlgrain Within hours of the September 19th, 2017 earthquake, reports of damages in nearby schools began to spread around the town, and the staff at the Amextra Community Center knew immediately that this would change the community in Tultitlán forever.  They heard reports of damaged stairways, collapsed walls, and fallen...

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Supporting the Mayan Families' Elderly Care Program

Supporting the Mayan Families' Elderly Care Program

Doña Jacinta and Don Santos are overjoyed to be sleeping in a comfortable bed tonight! Prior to this, the couple had been sleeping on a makeshift sleeping mat consisting of cardboard and blankets. Tonight, they will sleep on a soft mattress. Genesis Fair Trade and Michael Sotomayor have generously donating 12 double...

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Don't Call Me María

Don't Call Me María

AFEDES is fighting through the Guatemalan constitutional courts to have Mayan cloth recognized as intellectual property of the Maya people and receive fair market compensation. For indigenous Maya women in Guatemala the clothes on their backs are sacred texts of their way of life. They tell a story of spirit...

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