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.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Special Day for Santiago's family in Guatemala

On Sunday, we were very kindly invited up to Santa Maria to join in celebrating the confirmation of Santiago’s two daughters, Olga and Blanca. The room where we eat lunch every day was beautifully decorated with palms, flowers, balloons and bunting and, as special guests, were invited to sit at one of the long tables set out for the confirmation party. Olga and Blanca looked beautiful in their traditional clothes and hair decorated with flowers.

We were served an amazing meal of pepián (traditional Guatemalan stew, served on special occasions), 10 tortillas each (!) vegetable picante and some rather strong rum and coke! This was followed by two HUGE cakes. It was a lovely occasion and we were very honoured to be invited. The celebrations continue for 3 days in total, so the rum may still be flowing!


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