Guatemala Travelogue, December 2018

This is a travelogue of Fern’s visit to Guatemala for the purpose of advancing the Water for Life project for Chajmaic, Guatemala.

On page 6, follow a link to a one-page report with photos of Fern’s visit to the village on Dec. 21, 2018

November 25, 2018

Fern will travel to Guatemala to further develop the water project, “Water for Life,” in the rural village, Chajmaic.  The dates of her travel are December 10 through 24.

While there, she plans to establish a Guatemalan bank account, meet with Sowing Opportunities’ associate agricultural engineers, set up a branch nonprofit of Sowing Opportunities through an attorney in Guatemala, and make arrangements for local craftspeople to create beaded bracelets with the Sowing Opportunities logo.

In addition, she plans to visit a nearby village to explore their established water systems (including wells),

and if the conditions are right, visit Chajmaic or a nearby municipality.  She will be accompanied by Sowing Opportunities’ associate Ricardo San José for most of the time.  Details about a recent meeting with Ricardo in Massachusetts are at this link.

December 12, 2018

Fern arrived in Guatemala on Monday, December 10 and has spent 2½ days in Antigua, where she’s had meetings with Ricardo and his wife, Eva María on December 10 and 11 to plan the two weeks stay, including meeting with the agricultural engineers Antonio and Federico and to discuss the budget for traveling within the country.

Here are some photos from Antigua: