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Category Archives: Guatemala
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Sister Parish emergency aid fundraiser. We have raised enough to provide every Sister Parish community with aid money to use as they define based on their greatest need. The majority of … Continue reading
Sister Parish Regional Coordinator, Brian Tyler, shares a brief update from Guatemala.
In June, the Sister Parish committee in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala organized a second round of food aid. For the first round, they focused on providing food baskets and basic hygiene supplies to elders and single mothers, those thought to … Continue reading
A conversation with Brandon Ramirez Coordinator of the scholarship students in Tierra Nueva 2, Guatemala I am in my last year of high school. It has been very hard during the pandemic. At the beginning, the teachers were preparing printed … Continue reading
The Guatemalan school year for public and most private schools begins in January and ends in October. This year’s fight against COVID-19 has disrupted the school year for many students in Guatemala. Teachers were preparing to enter the second trimester … Continue reading
Waiting for government aid The Guatemalan government has borrowed billions of dollars from the International Monetary Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and The World Bank to fund various natural disaster relief programs and other programs. These programs aim to support the … Continue reading
Check online for up to date numbers of coronavirus cases in Guatemala. Social distancing and public health measures in Guatemala As of April 30, 2020, Guatemala continues to be under curfew from 6pm to 4am. There is no public transportation. … Continue reading
English En un esfuerzo por frenar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus mientras preparan hospitales de campaña, el gobierno guatemalteco ha cerrado escuelas y muchos negocios no esenciales. Ha prohibido la mayoría de los viajes internacionales y el transporte público, y … Continue reading
English Querida familia de Iglesias Hermanas, La pandemia de coronavirus está afectando a todos. ¿Cómo son los hermanamientos en medio de una pandemia? Aunque los detalles del día a día cambiarán, nuestra misión sigue siendo la misma. Continuaremos compartiendo nuestras … Continue reading
English Querida familia de Iglesias Hermanas, En nombre de la Junta Directiva del Norte, quiero compartir con ustedes que, en medio de la pandemia, nosotros, como organización, estamos comprometidos a practicar el distanciamiento físico y la solidaridad social. Si bien … Continue reading