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To Another Person in the World

To Another Person in the World, With Hopes and Dreams, I want to share this gift I received from the church at Christmas.  I’m the janitor, the person who helps keep the church clean. This year I had thought of buying something for myself. Oil painting supplies, or I was going to give it to

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A safe, sanitary place to GO!

Hundreds of families in rural Guatemala do not have bathrooms or running water.  Many are forced to deficate in nearby corn fields.  This creates several health and hygiene problems.  Some families have pit latrines which is a deep hole in the ground with a seat over the hole surrounded by whatever material they can use

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Why Does My Face Look This Way?

My name is Silvia Amalia Salazar Miranda.   I am 7 years old and I live with my family in the village of Chipila,  Aldea Estancia de la Virgen. I want to tell you the story of why my face looks this way. Three years ago I suffered a fall from which I do not have

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HOPE IS THE LAST THING TO DIE

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KIDS USING COMPUTERS CHANGES THE CLASSROOM

THEY HAD NEVER TOUCHED A MOUSE or a keyboard until last week. The 40 elementary students in the remote village school of Las Escobitas had no idea what a computer looked like or the excitement they would experience during their first computer classes. Maria Jose, 13, learned she could write words by touching letters on

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“I don’t know why I am still alive.” A report from the field.

Juanita, age 18, lives in a remote Maya village in San Martin, Jilotepeque. I met Juanita in late 2015 when she applied for a scholarship.  She told me she had been cutting her arms and legs for the past three months in an effort to release all of the pain that was inside her.  She also began

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