that Guatemalans suffer through so much poverty
that there are programs just to help children, pregnant or nursing mothers, and abandoned elderly citizens get a basic necessity: food
that to be a part of such programs, some families cannot even afford the 5 cents it cost to get in
that “7 out of 10 children in the local community are chronically malnourished” (Konojel).
I didn’t know;
but some things
need to be told and learned about
p.s. On Thursday, Andrew Raphael, an alumni from SUNY New Paltz, who has been living in Guatemala for 5 years, shared his story about how his time at the institution led him to becoming Co-Founder and Executive Director at Konojel Community Center Group, in San Marcos, a place where people come together to help those in need. He was inspiring to many of us. So, here’s to bringing important topics like poverty and privilege to light!