Guatemala Working Group supports improved education and infrastructure (Onil stoves, water filters, improved housing, school supplies) at the Bendicion de Dios school community in Alotenango. This school serves children with limited resources, who otherwise would not be able to attend school, due to the prohibitive costs of a uniform and materials.

The Group meets approximately two to three times a year. It heads up the First Parish Onil stove initiative during the December Share the Plate collection. First Parish has funded over 100 energy efficient stoves that are being used in the school community. The Guatemala Work Group works with the organization Under the Same Moon, a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide funding and professional development to the Guatemalan school Bendicion de Dios. It helps with sales of Guatemalan handcrafted jewelry, which both supports employment of over 25 Guatemalan artisans and funds the kindergarten and preschool programs at Bendicion de Dios.

Contact Rebecca Center for more information or to get involved.

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