Tag Archives: Photo of the Week

Itsy Bitsy Spider in Chajul

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Andrew Zechnich, an amazing photographer, recently traveled to Chajul in mid-March alongside two high school Spanish classes from Portland, Oregon visited Chajul to learn about the Ixil culture, Guatemalan history, and LHI’s programs. After having prepared months in advance with Joan Williams from Mundo Exchange, and coming armed with material donations, fourteen students and three ...

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The Sun Sets on Ecuador

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The Philanthropiece Advisory Board has just returned from an inspiring and informative trip to Ecuador.  Enjoy this beautiful sunset featuring the Virgen de Quito, taken on our last evening in Ecuador. Photo Credit: Julie Moyle, Philanthropiece Advisory Board Member ...

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Cultivating Community

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Planting the seeds of a family's kitchen garden in the village of Vizcuchuj, Chajul, Guatemala. To participate, families cleaned and prepared their soil, created beds, built a fence around their garden, and attended a series of workshops on food security and vegetable gardening. While the vast majority of people in Chajul are farmers, they are ...

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Small Business Loans in Laguna San Ignacio

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In October 2010, a handful of Philanthropiece Advisory Board members and staff headed down to Laguna San Ignacio.  One of the main objectives of this trip was to disseminate a 3rd round of small business loans.  Pictured above is Jesus Murillo, a new loan recipient from El Datil.  His mother is in the background, very proud ...

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Youth Global Leadership, Baja Video

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In August 2010, six participants of Philanthropiece's Youth Global Leadership program traveled to Laguna San Ignacio to participate in service, community building and knowledge gathering activities. Check out this awesome video by YGLer Emmet Norris, highlighting the trip.  YGL is currently reviewing applications for the next class of YGLers and will hold their incoming retreat ...

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Story Hour at Saber Sin Limites, Chajul

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In February of 2010, Philanthropiece partner, LHI, opened up Chajul's first public library.  Saber Sin Límites, (Limitless Knowledge) has proven to be a huge success and a great resource for the community of Chajul.  The photo above is from the very first Story Hour, held in July 2010.  Story Hour has proven to be a very ...

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Health Promotion in Laguna San Ignacio

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On Saturday, January 8th, 2011 Ivan Camacho and Azalia Villa Murillo, the Local Coordinators for Laguna San Ignacio’s Health Promotion Program, led a course on First Aid and Hydration for fourteen participants.  In this photo of October 2010, Ivan and Azalia are receiving a sutures training from Philanthropiece Advisory Board member, Cathy Cook.  Cathy and ...

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Community Banks

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Have you ever heard about an idea and ran with it?  Letting your passion and excitement take you to your goal?  That's just what Areli (pictured above, right, with the bank treasurer, Edith) did, following a Community Banks workshop held in October and sponsored by Philanthropiece. "Areli, the President of the El Cardon Community Bank, has proven ...

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