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Genny & Antoneita

I have now been volunteering at Project Somos for over a week, and I have learned volumes.  Greg and Heather´s vision to enable the family unit to survive through endured hardship is inspiring, and even more so considering what a great success they have had in realizing their vision. I have been occupying myself with   »Read More…

 
Making paper chains to decorate their family home.

On this, the Eve of Christmas, and on behalf of all the mamas and children living here at Project Somos, we wish you and yours all the best tomorrow and in 2015. Our families are brimming over with gratitude for all that YOU have done for them since arriving at Project Somos. They are all   »Read More…

 
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We city folks do email or Google something without a second thought.  But imagine trying to run a charity like Project Somos – off in the Guatemalan countryside – without a reliable connection to the Internet. Raising money internationally requires blogging, keeping a Facebook page up to date, connecting with prospective donors – and you   »Read More…

 
Warmly welcomed by the other children

On September 29th, we welcomed our third mama and her two children to the Village. When Antolin and Nico came to us mid-September sharing the story of Antonieta and her two children, we reminded them that our intention is to serve widowed and abandoned women with a minimum of three children. Our hope is that   »Read More…

 
play

It may seem a little frivolous to focus on play when prior to coming here, the main focus of our mamas and their kids, had been on survival. Play seems a bit indulgent and quite unnecessary when you don’t have enough food to eat or proper shelter. Poverty takes it toll on people. Children and   »Read More…

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