Meeting the ADIVIMA Students in Class and with their families.

We had an opportunity to meet two of our ADIVIMA scholarship students in class and then go to one of their homes and see a family. Kayla’s family was welcoming and offered us their hospitality while answering questions. They shared their stories and their aspirations – Kayla wants to be a nurse. Without ADIVIMA she would not have this opportunity. We are making a difference … Continue reading Meeting the ADIVIMA Students in Class and with their families.

Kujyub Temple ruins and Rabinal Market

Up before dawn to hike to the Mayan temple ruins in the hills above Rabinal. Even in their deteriorated state, it was plain to see that this was a significant public space. We saw the “ballfield” where sports were “played”, however the loser was subject to sacrifice. There is a very large plaza space with a sacrificial altar and an architecturally significant well structure. In … Continue reading Kujyub Temple ruins and Rabinal Market

Maura and Sebastian-two survivors from Rio Negro

Maura welcomed us into her new home in Pacux where she first arrived at the age of seven after hiding in the mountains for two years following the Rio Negro massacre. After 35 years her family finally received a reparation payment which enabled them to replace the subsistence shelter they had been living in with a more modern home. Adivima assisted her family with financial … Continue reading Maura and Sebastian-two survivors from Rio Negro