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Apr 8, 2020

An Update from the Apiaries

The new Santiago Atitlan beekeepers try their gear
The new Santiago Atitlan beekeepers try their gear

Like many of our supporters around the world, you are probably participating in widespread social distancing efforts to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, in your community. As the virus spreads throughout Guatemala, Pueblo a Pueblo is doing the same.

Senior Beekeeping Technician Genaro Simalaj has been working closely with our beekeeping partners in San Pablo La Laguna. In January, they wrapped up the second year of the project cycle with a series of training sessions on business management.

Mid-February, Genaro also kicked off training with a brand new beekeeping group right here in Santiago Atitlán! These beekeepers-in-training got started with a workshop on the basics of beekeeping and received the protective gear they’ll need to keep safe while tending their hives.

In the weeks since our Santiago Atitlán took this exciting first step, however, we have seen interruptions to our activities due to the current global pandemic.

In accordance with national measures imposed by the Guatemalan government, Pueblo a Pueblo has suspended all in-person meetings and educational sessions to minimize the risk of exposure to our partner communities and our own team. Our staff, Genaro included, will work remotely until further notice.

At Pueblo a Pueblo, we recognize our ability to protect our most vulnerable friends, neighbors, and family members through social distancing. By limiting our contact with others, especially in large group settings, we can ease the burden this virus is likely to place on our rural Guatemalan community.

While our team cannot visit project partners to provide technical support for the time being, beekeepers-in-training will continue apiary maintenance as much as is possible while observing proper social distancing measures. We are confident that beekeeping will remain an effective means for economic empowerment once this crisis has run its course and look forward to the day our team can resume its activities alongside our project partners.

This pandemic has brought challenges to families and communities around the globe. It is already affecting Pueblo a Pueblo’s ability both to achieve our project goals and to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and beneficiaries.  

As we work to execute a swift and effective response, please consider making a donation to this project today. Thank you in advance for your generosity—the future of our efforts to support families here on Lake Atitlán depends on it.

Our newest beekeepers attend their first training
Our newest beekeepers attend their first training
The Santiago Atitlan beekeepers-in-training
The Santiago Atitlan beekeepers-in-training

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Apr 8, 2020

Standing by Our Students

Sponsored student Juana receives her new backpack
Sponsored student Juana receives her new backpack

Like many of our supporters around the world, you are probably participating in widespread social distancing efforts to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, in your community. As the virus spreads throughout Guatemala, Pueblo a Pueblo is doing the same.

In early January, all sponsored students visited our office to receive a backpack full of the supplies they need to succeed in school this year. However, after almost three successful months of classes, our partner schools were forced to cancel classes to comply with social distancing measures imposed by the Guatemalan government.

At Pueblo a Pueblo, we recognize our ability to protect our most vulnerable friends, neighbors, and family members through social distancing. By limiting our contact with others, especially in large group settings, we can ease the burden this virus is likely to place on our rural Guatemalan community.

As such, Pueblo a Pueblo has suspended all in-person meetings and educational sessions to minimize the risk of exposure to our partner communities and our own team. Our staff will work remotely until further notice.

In this time of crisis, we will continue to stand by the students we have committed to support. We will continue to provide access to subsidized healthcare for all beneficiaries of the Primary Education Scholarships project. As resources permit, we will also deliver food baskets to the families of those students most in need.

This pandemic has brought challenges to families and communities around the globe. It is already affecting Pueblo a Pueblo’s ability both to achieve our project goals and to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and beneficiaries.  

As we work to execute a swift and effective response, please consider making a donation to this project today. Thank you in advance for your generosity—the future of our support for students here on Lake Atitlán depends on it.

Concepcion and her mother receive a food basket
Concepcion and her mother receive a food basket

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Feb 18, 2020

Thank You for Your Support

A sponsored mother with her baby
A sponsored mother with her baby

Greetings from Santiago Atitlán!

With the start of a new year, we at Pueblo a Pueblo are reorganizing our fundraising efforts to best serve our work in rural Guatemala. As such, we will no longer be raising funds for the Maternal Child Health project here on GlobalGiving.

This project is still active; we will continue to offer subsidized health care to sponsored mothers and their young children. Our team will continue to lead health workshops on topics relevant to pregnant women and new mothers. We remain as passionate as ever about improving health outcomes among women and children and expanding access to high-quality health education.

If you would like to continue giving to Pueblo a Pueblo, please consider making a donation to one of our other GlobalGiving projects. Every dollar helps us get closer to our goal of improving access to health care, education, and sustainable livelihoods here on Lake Atitlán.

On behalf of the whole Pueblo a Pueblo team, thank you for your support!

Project beneficiaries
Project beneficiaries

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