Tag Archives: Maya

Questions on becoming immersed into the Latin culture

My wife, young daughter and I are looking to do our first out of country trip. We are looking to spend a month learning about Latin American culture. Continue reading

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Unlocking the “Girl Effect” in Guatemala

An educated girl can change the world. Read about the indigenous Maya educational and mentorship program in Guatemala by Starfish One by One. Continue reading

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Starfish One by One Empowers Young Women

We are doing one thing – girls empowerment — and given our model, we cannot expand beyond 300. We want to do a lot for a few instead of doing a little for a lot. ‘The Girl Effect’ is the best way to tackle the otherwise daunting list of problems in Guatemala like malnutrition, environmental degradation, or economic exclusion. Continue reading

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Lodging and Local Happenings in Panajachel

Are you renting an apartment for this long stay. Would you mind revealing how much you pay per month and I would love to hear how the expat community, and you, are involved in local happenings. Continue reading

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Turning Trash into Beauty

It started as a simple, volunteer training for mothers in the adult literacy program in Guatemala City. Now Creamos is a thriving business. Continue reading

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Working 3rd World Children

One of the things Billy and I notice in our travels is how involved children are in providing for themselves or in bringing income to the home.

Family businesses, no matter what they are, will find children right on the scene, contributing or growing up along side. Continue reading

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Laundry Day at Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Visit our website at Retire Early Lifestyle for more information on travel, early retirement and lifestyle. Traveling to other countries offers us the opportunity to appreciate how much we have been given. Here, Maya women do their laundry in the … Continue reading

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