Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families

by Guatemala Housing Alliance
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Change the lives of 100 Mayan Families
Mar 12, 2020

BasketBallin'

laying a base
laying a base

Hello Donors,

I want to share another 'floor' project finished recently by Guatemala Housing Alliance.    The community basketball court in San Pablo La Laguna was in need of freshening, and our Intern from Spain, Manel Bafaluy, took it upon himself to harness the energy and creativity of GHA's scholarship students to redesign the court.  It was a great effort that created much cultural and community pride.

 To read about the effort in Guatemala's most prestigious newspaper, you can open this English translation:   https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=https://www.prensalibre.com/ciudades/solola/el-origen-y-significado-sobre-el-diseno-maya-en-una-cancha-de-basquetbol-en-san-pablo-la-laguna/&prev=search

Or look at the original in Spanish. https://www.prensalibre.com/ciudades/solola/el-origen-y-significado-sobre-el-diseno-maya-en-una-cancha-de-basquetbol-en-san-pablo-la-laguna/

 

From the newpaper:  

"Participating in the ball game represented involvement in the maintenance of the cosmic order of the universe and the ritual regeneration of life," said Guatemala Housing Alliance.

On the drawing of a Ceiba, the national tree, in the center of the field, the organizers explained: “It is the link between day and night because this is how the Mayans understood it. For them it was a sacred tree that connected the three different levels of the universe: the underworld - through its roots - with the middle world - where humans live - and the upper world - through its branches."

Thank you for your continuing support of our work.  

 

 

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