A story about how a life has been transformed

Jeremías García Coy lives with his wife, Marta Molina Choc, in the hamlet of Salaguna, Guatemala.  Jeremías, having worked outside the village since he was 12 years old, learned Spanish through his work; school was not offered when he was a young boy.  Jeremías and Marta married when they were 21 and have an 11-year-old […]

Against All Odds: One of 45

When our team arrived in Salaguna, Guatemala in January 2023, we had determined that we had the budget to work collaboratively with 30 new families in this second village.  To our team’s surprise, in this destitute village where most of the families are led by women, 15 additional women with their babies in tow approached […]

Memorial Day 2024

Memorial Day is a U.S. holiday, which we observe on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. From 1960 to 1996, Guatemala endured an internal unarmed struggle, called by some a “civil war,” and by others, “the Mayan genocide,” in which 200,000 mostly indigenous Maya people were murdered […]

As Mother’s Day approaches…

Thanks to you, Mothers in Remote Guatemala Have Enough to Feed their Families! The people of the villages where Sowing Opportunities is building agricultural capacity, resources, and leadership for indigenous families now have a sense of purpose and resources to feed their families and to develop their skills. Won’t you join us on this Mother’s […]

The mothers in your life are special! Why not treat them?

Sowing Opportunities has multiple opportunities for you to come out and not only support our mission of building agricultural capacity, resources, and leadership for indigenous families in villages in a remote area of Guatemala – but also supporting indigenous artisans in Guatemala through the purchase of beautiful fair trade handicrafts! These are Sowing Opportunities’ upcoming […]

Sisbilhá, Guatemala: A one-month retrospective, April 2024

Sisbilhá, Guatemala: A one-month retrospective, April 2024 It’s been a little over a month since returning back to Boston from visiting the remote, indigenous village of Sisbilhá, in the Guatemalan Highlands – the third village that Sowing Opportunities has supported in the region. What was remarkable was the resilience of this mostly women-led community, how […]

Celebrating Earth Day 2024

On Earth Day, we celebrate the successes that the people in the villages in Eastern Alta Verapaz are experiencing since January 2022.   In each of the villages where Sowing Opportunities’ team has collaborated with the people to help them to develop their skills in agricultural production and leadership development, they have followed a similar path. […]