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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 16, 2018

While browsing in a jade shop in Antigua in 2003, Fran Lenski, picked up a flyer with a photograph of an impoverished Mayan girl on the front. Its headline, The Maya Need You, resonated with him, so he folded the flyer and put it in his pocket. 

“When I returned home to...

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...

August 26, 2018

It’s 2018.  Now stop for a moment and try to imagine your daily routine without Internet access.The 
Web and the information that is available to us at the touch of a finger have dramatically transformed our lives. When we need to stay informed, we can just Google...

August 18, 2018

I learned about Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala through a friend and was pleased to find that one of the organization’s top priorities coincides with one of my own professional goals—to help the Maya in Guatemala alleviate chronic childhood malnutrition. I work with 18 si...

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 17, 2017

She sat on a low wooden stool in the darkened kitchen of her family’s crudely constructed hut, garbed in her own hand woven exquisitely detailed blouse that seemed to shimmer with its fine jewel-like patterns in the shadows. Maria lives with her parents and seven siste...

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, 2016

Adopt-a-Village founder and president Frances Dixon is featured in the Grants Pass Daily Courier on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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