Sunday, January 16, 2011

GUATEMALA - Mayan Hands

Leaving Antigua with a full minivan heading for Huehuetenango - the Guatemalan adventure begins to unfold. The first stop is a small Mayan village and a meeting with the Mayan Hands women. They were formed in 1990 during the civil war when many were widowed and some were orphaned as children. They weave baskets from pine needles making things to sell to earn money. I was moved by their pure innocence. They giggled and laughed as we all told our stories. The children were curious and friendly. I am continually moved by the strength of the human spirit.

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