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February 6, 2019

Family has always been at the center of Shirley Ubinger’s life.  Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shirley and her late husband John, to whom she was married for 67 years, ran a successful family-owned business while raising eight children. The couple’s smal...

November 16, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Isabel Ramirez studies in northwestern Guatemala. She is an excellent student who loves to learn. At school she serves as a student council representative and a leader and mentor to other young girls. Isabel works in the cardamom and coffee farms as a...

October 3, 2018

Residents of Newport Beach, California, Alison and Charlie Nightingale and their family have supported Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala for more than a decade through the organization’s Child Sponsorship program. Here Alison shares her family’s emotional 13-year journey sp...

September 30, 2017

For the first time in his seven years, Diego arrived at the table to find something green and orange on his dinner plate. Carrots and cabbage. They were sitting there alongside the customary black beans and tortillas. He looked up at this mother, who smiled back at him...

September 4, 2017

“Eco-friendly—sustainable—green,” remark our visitors with amazement when they visit the twin middle and high schools at the remote mountain Maya Jaguar campus. Why their surprise?

Perhaps they expected to find our schools like those they had observed while traveling th...

April 11, 2017

I met him at the gate.  He was an unannounced youth of some 20 years, wearing a threadbare shirt and pants that hung on his thin frame, with cheap rubber boots, torn away from the soles that invited the road’s dust inside to his feet.  In his left hand, he carried an u...

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