Many homes in Comunidad Cerritos II do not have access to running water, creating a significant barrier to everyday life. With the support of our partners and volunteers, we purchased and installed 750L water tanks and eavestrough to outfit 60 homes for rainwater catchment.

In November, we collaborated with our team of volunteers to deliver water tanks and install eavestroughs in two Guatemalan communities. This project was a learning experience for everyone involved, and we were proud to see our teams problem-solve and demonstrate patience. No pre-requisite skills are necessary for our volunteer trips, just a willingness to help and make a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Community Participation

It is not a handout but rather a benefit for taking active participation in the educational workshops Partnership Guatemala provides. The communities also received native seeds and some assistance in establishing their family gardens. The rainwater catchment will help tremendously during the dry season to maintain their gardens.

How can you help?

Some of you give of your finances, for others it has been the gift of time (to travel to Guatemala to help as part of a team), and all of you, in one way or another have given endless encouragement . We continue to build authentic relationships with many people in several communities. It is within the context of relationship that we can demonstrate care and concern for some of life’s daily struggles. Together we can continue to work towards making small improvements. I really believe when people feel cared for and inspired, they are well equipped to make positive change.

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