Monday, March 31, 2014

guatemala, la segunda part

Monday, March 31, 2014

One of the days on our trip was spent in a women's clinic teaching the ladies of La Reforma this importance of clean homes, clean water, and proper nutrition. Then we took the weight and height of all the babes 0-6 yrs. I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked, but I was too busy weighing babies on a hanging scale to worry about picture taking...

The little kids were too freaked out to stand still and get their height measured (and some were just too little to stand) so we eventually laid the height measurer thing on a bench so the kids could lay on it to be measured.

I also got a couple videos of the little kids singing for us. They are so stinkin' cute!

I was able to get a few pictures of the boys working hard on a stove - but first, a picture of the lovely manicure three little village boys gave me - blue sparkles, pink sparkles, and lime green. This is what I call stayin' classy, even in the jungle ;) The little kids loved getting their nails painted and painting other people's nails. Even the little boys. Everyone got a fresh new coat, and often a new color every day.

Mixing cement, and laying the cinder block foundation..

This is what a traditional stove looks like - that thing makes SO much smoke. Also it's on a wooden table right next to the wooden walls. Prob not the safest..

We also had the opportunity to visit another village to celebrate the inauguration of their new school house { it was a village that CHOICE had worked before so we were able to see some finished stoves while we were there }. We also got to catch part of a soccer tournament between this village and La Reforma. Oh and we all got to ride there in the back of a truck.

This huge house was built by Nazis who escaped down to Guatemala after WWII.

Isn't Guatemala just gorgeous!?

The soccer field {above} and the kids looking at pictures of themselves on a cell phone {below}

Dinner for the whole village. And in the picture below you can see what a finished stove looks like. Pretty sweet!

These are ancient Mayan ruins that the village has fenced off. There were more up farther on the mountain but the hike there was too dangerous so we didn't get to see the rest.

Also I captured a bit of our ride into the neighboring village

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