Church members will travel to beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to participate in a Habitat for Humanity project, February 16-24, 2019. Volunteers are bringing much-needed sanitation to rural Mayan families as we help them build sturdy latrines and smokeless cook stoves.
Causing long-term health problems, 46% percent of all Guatemalans use an inadequate or no latrine, and 90% of rural Guatemalans use wood in an open fire as their primary cooking fuel. Habitat projects positively impact the health of poor. rural families.
Working alongside host families offers an opportunity to learn about another culture in a way few are able. The work will be rewarding and doing it in the company of fellow UCUCC members will be a profound experience. As with past trips, we will also experience some wonderful Guatemalan culture – visiting a Mayan ruin and a weaving cooperative, eating delicious food, visiting a school and more.
If you are interested in such a trip, Plymouth UCC is also leading a trip in March. If you are interested in either trip, please contact Marcia McCracken at ten.tsacmoc@ccmaicram or 206-910-1919.