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.

Para ellos es una gran bendicion ya que este proyecto les da esperanza y deseo de salir adelante todos juntos como una gran familia.
Hector Ricardo San José

A Thanksgiving prayer from Ricardo

A Thanksgiving prayer from Ricardo

Our partner, Ricardo, of the NGO CorGuate (Corazones en Acción por Guatemala, or Hearts in Action for Guatemala) recently traveled to Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Guatemala to take the next steps towards our projects in...
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Creating food stability for the village of Chajmaic: standing up for human morality

Creating food stability for the village of Chajmaic: standing up for human morality

  Dear Friends, family and colleagues, Last Sunday was World Food Day – a day of action against hunger.  “On October 16 people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger...
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Repairing the World

Repairing the World

Dear Friends, family and colleagues, The Jewish New Year has begun.  This is the time of renewal, and it is part of our tradition to focus on Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. If you have given...
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GiveCamp

GiveCamp

Sowing Opportunities, Inc. was selected to participate in New England GiveCamp, a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for...
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Olivia Returns Home

Olivia Returns Home

Dear Friends, family and colleagues, Two weeks ago Olivia and her 2-year-old daughter (see photo) left the safe house in Cobán (see sign over entry) and returned to their village in Chajmaic. During the three...
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Hunger Action Month

Dear Friends, family and colleagues, September is Hunger Action Month in the U.S.  The motto, hosted by FeedingAmerica.org, is “No One Can Thrive on an Empty Stomach.” In this vein, we write to you with an...
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Help for Olivia’s Son

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues, We are sending Ricardo to Cobán tomorrow to handle matters related to the health of Olivia and her children.  Olivia’s 9-year-old son – Maya’s biological brother – urgently needs psychological...
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Strategy for Chajmaic

Dear Friends, family, and colleagues, Sowing Opportunities, Inc. now has a tax-exempt i.d. and we have completed documentation for our attorney so that we can move towards receiving our own 501(c)3 status.  We wanted you...
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Olivia and her son to reunite!

Dear Friends, colleagues, and family, Once again, thank you for the assistance you have given for the project in the village of Chajmaic (see photo, satellite view). We are writing with an update: On July...
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Health and Wellness for Olivia

Dear friends and family, We are writing to you with an update on Maya’s biological mom, Olivia, and Maya’s biological siblings in Guatemala, as well as an update on the village project in Chajmaic. The...
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First Steps

The following is an update on the work that we are doing with the Chajmaic village chili pepper project and our strategic direction. Our target has been to raise $10,000 to fund the Guatemalan NGO...
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