What it feels like to build a school for the kids in Guatemala


BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE HAVES AND THE HAVE-NOTS Fondo Unido or United Way is a conglomerate both in Guatemala and internationally that helps other, smaller NGOs. Founded in October 2001, the organization has successfully managed to become an indispensable link between the communities that are in desperate need of help and the organizations and […]

Walk down the history of countries at Avenida Las Americas

Plaza Benito Juarez on Avenida Las Americas

While visiting Avenida Las Américas, in Guatemala City there are some things one can’t help but notice: the spectacular monuments, squares, and sculptures; lush green and shadowy Ceiba and Jacaranda trees in manicured parks with not a leaf out-of-place; fountains and pools and huge plazas. Every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM, this avenue transforms […]

Folklores turning into story books by local Guatemalan artists

60% of Guatemalans are of Mayan descent, comprising over 20 ethnic groups, speaking 22 languages in addition to Spanish. In recognition of this, The Riecken Foundation spearheaded a project to preserve and promote the unique stories and languages of this heritage. In 2000, illustrator Susan Riecken and social entrepreneur Allen Anderson established The Riecken Foundation […]