CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Plan Ancianos in Itzapa - Guatemala

Every three months GVI Phoenix hands out food parcels to the grandparents of the children who regularly attend the school. This month, in Itzapa, we added fruit trees to their parcel! Last Thursday they recieved five pounds of rice, ten pounds of sugar, loads of porridge and an apple and peach tree to plant ready for next years fruit.

The volunteers they get to see where yet more of their generous contributions go to and meet some of their students' grandparents. The kids see what they have earnt; only those children who come to our school regularly earn these perks for their grandparents!

The day went without a hitch, although some of them had to wait a while for their parcel as however loud Lester, Elena's son, called their names for some of our 90 plus granparents it wasn't loud enough! Once the last grandparent had gone we felt very proud to have continued our support for the wider community. Thank you to all the volunteers past and present that allowed this to happen once again.


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects