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Emily Francona is the coordinator of a signature service project called Let’s Leave No Girl Behind (LLNGB) sponsored by Rotary E-Club of the State of Jefferson, District 5110. She recently traveled to Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala’s (AAV) Maya Jaguar Educational Center...

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...

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...

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 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...

August 8, 2017

The dusty mountain road stretched ahead.  I could see up ahead that it was blocked again, this time with a frayed rope hung across it, unlike the rusty chain I’d encountered at the last guard post a few miles back.   If I was counting correctly, this would be the sixth...

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