The local travel guide magazine Que Pasa (Whats Up, in English) is full of great articles about the people, places, and fun things to do while visiting Antigua or Lake Atitlan Guatemala. Even those of us who live in Guatemala find the magazine interesting and is a great source of upcoming events.
The most recent edition of Que Pasa features information on several of the NGOs (non governmental organizations) in the area. There are many of these great organizations who provide much needed services to the poorer and under served population of Guatemala. We thank Que Pasa magazine for promoting these organizations.
I serve on the board of directors of Amigos de Santa Cruz, www.amigosdesantacruz.org, and I am pleased that we have a nice mention in this article. The mission of Amigos de Santa Cruz is to help improve the lives of the indigenous people of Santa Cruz la Laguna and surrounding villages through support for education, better health, a cleaner environment and sustainable economic development. What make Amigos unique is that we have chosen to focus on the rural communities that make up Santa Cruz La Laguna, a total population of about 6,000, rather than spreading our resources out to a farther reach. We are participating in a generational change in our villages that is powerful. We are watching what can happen when a generation becomes educated for the first time .
Please follow the link provided below to read more. You will also find the website for Que Pasa helpful as you plan your Guatemala holiday. http://www.grupoquepasa.com/2012/06/june-2012-non-profit-bites/