Guatemala Testimonials

The work project was meaningful, the young family that we installed the cement floor for were very grateful and needed the new floor, especially with a very young child in the house. It was also great to make the playground a safe place for the kids to play in. The repairs…
I am SO sorry that it’s taken us so long to give you our feedback on the trip. We had the most amazing time - and it felt like Anne was very intentional and thoughtful about ensuring that the experience was both meaningful, interesting and fun. Riding in her pick-up…
The program exceeded my expectations in every way. The cement work was exhausting but gratifying and teaching English at the library was a pleasure (I am a retired teacher). Working on the reforestation project was also especially gratifying as I am a biologist/environmentalist. There was always coffee on the wood…
This program was a really good mix of volunteer work, cultural excursions, and "downtime". What I particularly liked about this program was the opportunity for meaningul interaction with individuals - we spent a whole day with the family for whom we installed a cement floor (and most of the neighbourhood…
We felt we made an impact on the people there in the right way. We contributed to the local economy and ensured people were working to earn the money from our program fees. I think it's much better than simply giving people money and donations. We also felt that our…
A good mix of work and free time. You can stay busy pretty much all day with the optional free time activities. I have spent quite a bit of time in places like this before, but it was really great for my wife and kids. They learned so much about…
Day 1 So the main reason we are here is to learn about and immerse ourselves in the community and culture of the people of El Remate, Guatemala, about 25 miles SW of the ancient ruins of Tikal. The needs of this community are great and much progress is being…
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