This year’s team of six Ohio State University students dove straight into action with a visit to Rxiin Tnamet, our partner clinic with the Maternal Child Health (MCH) program. The team learned about the challenges that many expecting mothers face in rural Guatemala and what Pueblo a Pueblo is doing to implement sustainable solutions. Later, the team traveled to our beneficiary communities of Chukmuk, Tzanchaj and Chacaya to install stoves for six of our MCH mothers.
The team then journeyed to Huehuetenango to check out our Beekeeping Project and meet “Las Diez Rosas,” the women-led beekeeping cooperative we partner with. Peacework learned how this project is strengthening the economic security of local coffee-farming families and helped by constructing beehive boxes for the cooperative.
During our final debrief at the Pueblo a Pueblo office, we asked the Peacework team members what part of the trip had the most impact on them. Here are some of their responses:
“The construction and installation of beehive boxes in Huehuetenango. The women from the beekeeping cooperative said that although it didn’t seem like we did a lot, it meant so much to them."
“I think for me it was the installation of the stoves and to see how blessed the beneficiaries were to receive them.”
“I loved working with the students from Nueva Providencia to build the playground. A student ran up to me and said, ‘we have to help you guys because this playground is for us!’"
Thank you Peacework!