It’s been ages since I posted a photo from Guatemala on the site so here’s one of my favourites from my last trip in 2007.
As some of you may know, I work with a charity called CESSMAQ through the Presbyterian Church. CESSMAQ provides social, educational and religious programs for families in poor villages in western Guatemala. They do amazing things for the people there and I’ve been privileged to spend a couple of weeks visiting villages and helping out with a few projects.
When you see the situation in these rural villages, you are likely tempted to feel overwhelmed by the amount that needs to be done. These people seldom have clean water supplies, for example, and infant mortality due to preventable, waterborne disease is horrific.
A very significant difference can, however, be made without a huge monetary outlay by U.S. standards. Remember that the agricultural workers in these areas typically make the equivalent of around $3 per day.
While I can’t make a huge difference, I like to remember Mother Teresa’s quote “If you can’t feed one hundred people then feed just one”. For this reason, every penny of the profit from selling prints or licenses to any of my pictures taken in Guatemala is donated to CESSMAQ to help them in their work.
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