Guatemala Photo Blog

"It's weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don't even amount to a couple of hours." -James Lalropui Keivom. These are just some of the photos and wonderful moments I was lucky enough to be a part of in Guatemala.

This family was really awesome and the baby was so cute! When the men finished installing the stove and walked out of the room, one of the women called the rest of the family in to admire it. They were so excited! The best part is that they'll no longer have to breathe in the terrible smoke and soot.

This is 1 of the 70 stoves the team installed over the week. 1.6 million people die from wood smoke related diseases each year. These families will no longer be a part of that statistic.

I can't get over how adorable Victor (Emilio) is. He just had the sweetest spirit. Read more about him here.

This sweet girl is from our second project in Guatemala. The day I visited they were learning their shapes. A lot of the kids have to drop out of school to help support their families, so it's a rare blessing when these kids' parents realize how important it is for them to stay in school.

Every day at our learning center the kids come outside and brush their teeth. I didn't realize how much I took it for granted that my parents were the ones to teach me simple hygiene. 

I don't know if you can tell, but this cerdo (pig) was HUGE! When we asked the family if they were raising him to eat him they just laughed...of course they were. Mmm tocino (bacon).