Empowering Guatemalan Youth to Promote Literacy

by Reading Village
May 21, 2013

Happy Belated Mothers Day

We recently returned from an incredible visit to Guatemala where we witnessed the impact that your investment is having and where we were reminded of all the reasons why we are in this line of work.  

It’s for the girls - and the boys - who are learning to read on the laps of our scholars. It’s for Victor’s little brother who dreams of being a reading promoter himself. It’s for Daniel, our Program Director, who drives four hours from the city to sit with our students and share their dreams. It’s for the families of our students who opened their homes and who trust our work with their children. It’s for the fathers who work harder in the fields so that their sons can go to school. It’s for the mothers who fed us, who nourish their children, every single day.

Over truck rides down bumpy roads, we met the parents, staff, and scholars who together are weaving a network of change across rural Guatemala. While we sit behind computers and make phone calls to funders, they get their hands dirty and work compassionately to create a better life for their families. Your investment makes their lives a little easier.

This spring, join us in celebrating the women of Guatemala. Over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, we invite you to curl up and get lost in some good reading.

The Women of Guatemala - A tribute to the incredible women who stand at the bottom of the social pyramid but still manage to hold everybody else up. Read >

Tourism with a Twist - When we took a day off to visit the coffee fields and weaving cooperatives across the lake, here is what we saw. Read >

Ten Gringos in Guatemala - A Learning Journey with Reading Village is chock full of exploration, complete with tortilla making, weaving, reading, and coffee. Read >

When the Words Start to Settle - Despite our best efforts, it’s really hard to convey the impact of our work until you see it for yourself. Here’s our best shot. Read >

Thank you to all of the women in our line of work, to each of you who has found the compassion to educate a child, to the mothers and brothers and sisters and husbands who have selflessly invested in the wellbeing of another.

On behalf of Reading Village, thank you.


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Reading Village

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.readingvillage.org
Project Leader:
Linda Smith
Boulder, CO United States
$244,109 raised of $350,000 goal
1,537 donations
$105,891 to go
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