Sowing Opportunities is born and the journey continues!

In January 2015 – our family embarked on a personal journey that brought us to Chajmaic, Guatemala.

When we realized the need of the entire village, Chajmaic, population 1,750 (2015) – remote and destitute in rural Guatemala – we began the project that has today become a nonprofit organization, Sowing Opportunities.

Primero la bendicion de poder optar a un trabajo digno y justo, en donde todos podran aprender cosas nuevas y desarrollar su trabajo con alegria, sin ser explotados u oprimidos.
Residente de Chajmaic

Mother’s Day Groceries Delivery 2021

Mother’s Day Groceries Delivery 2021

                                           
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Earth Day, April 20-22, 2021 Restore Our Earth

Earth Day, April 20-22, 2021 Restore Our Earth

Sowing Opportunities is focused on the village of Chajmaic, Guatemala developing greenhouse agriculture for food security and livelihood.   We have an Event coming up in Malden, Massachusetts - Rescheduled date: Sunday, May 23th -...
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How to build a water tower!

How to build a water tower!

Chajmaic's greatest resource is its abundant river, el Río Cahabón.  This river flows for over 120 miles and provides for all the needs of those in the village.  See Sowing Opportunities' recent Neighborhood View article...
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How to build a water tower! original

Chajmaic's greatest resource is its abundant river, el Río Cahabón.  This river flows for over 120 miles and provides for all the needs of those in the village. However, as in many places in the...
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Sowing Opportunities’ video

Sowing Opportunities’ video

Sowing Opportunities professional video (English, November 2019)                                 Video profesional de Sembrando Oportunidades (Español, Noviembre 2019)
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Used clothing fundraiser through www.savers.com

Used clothing fundraiser through www.savers.com

Sowing Opportunities just concluded its Savers FUNDrive (deadline August 28, 2020).                                             Details are here....
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We are in this together!

We are in this together!

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Changes in Chajmaic! Anticipating Spring 2020…

Changes in Chajmaic! Anticipating Spring 2020…

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As we near the end of 2019…

As we near the end of 2019…

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Updates since returning from Guatemala

Updates since returning from Guatemala

Since returning from Guatemala, I have some updates to share with you. First, I cannot fully relay how moved I was to hold hands with those beautiful children in Chajmaic.  They literally would not let...
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An incredible visit to the village of Chajmaic

An incredible visit to the village of Chajmaic

On December 21, 2018 Fern visited the remote village of Chajmaic for the first time since learning about it in early January 2015.  If not for the reports and photos for several years, she would...
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A meeting to discuss “Water for Life” in Chajmaic (December 9, 2018)

A meeting to discuss “Water for Life” in Chajmaic (December 9, 2018)

On November 27, while Ricardo and his wife, Eva María, were visiting family in Massachusetts, Ginny and Fern met with them.  We discussed the village of Chajmaic and the "Water for Life" project. You might remember that...
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Sowing Opportunities video (from the bike-a-thon, 9/15/2018)

Sowing Opportunities video (from the bike-a-thon, 9/15/2018)

Click here to see Sowing Opportunities video (from the bike-a-thon, 9/15/2018)
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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...
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Travel to Guatemala to advance the Water for Life project

Travel to Guatemala to advance the Water for Life project

In two weeks, 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, 2018. While there,...
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Sowing Opportunities submits collaborative grant to Mass Cultural Council!

Sowing Opportunities submits collaborative grant to Mass Cultural Council!

We envision having the students working on cost-effective ways to develop solutions in Chajmaic and to put on an exhibition that would include science presentations, as well as art, dance, and music from Guatemala culture. ...
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Bike-a-thon in Malden, MA on Saturday, September 15 at 12:00 noon

Bike-a-thon in Malden, MA on Saturday, September 15 at 12:00 noon

Please join us on Sept. 15! Tickets: Help us reach our goal of $5,000 for the new year! New possibilities for the people of Guatemala! 100% of the proceeds from fundraising go to provide potable...
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A good faith visit (May 6-9, 2018)

A good faith visit (May 6-9, 2018)

In prior newsletters, we had mentioned that Ricardo, our associate in Guatemala, and Antonio (agricultural engineer) will be taking a good faith visit to the village of Chajmaic.  This is common practice in Central America...
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Hurricane flood waters devastate Chajmaic

Hurricane flood waters devastate Chajmaic

Hurricane flood waters have devastated our daughter Maya's biological village in Chajmaic, Guatemala. Aid is needed to rebuild and get them food and safe drinking water. You can help. If you have given towards our...
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Our July 1st fundraiser at Sangria Restaurante & Tapas

Our July 1st fundraiser at Sangria Restaurante & Tapas

Our fundraiser, Sip Sangria for Sowing Ops, was a wonderful success, thanks to the efforts of Sangria Restaurant & Tapas owners Marlon Cardona and Nora Elizabeth Niemotko, Erica Soscia, Nancy Peña, Ruby Santos, Ginny Remedi-Brown, and Netta Remedi-Brown. The Bailaranas Marimbas were exquisite, Selena's...
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