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.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Zikin in Honduras

Recently, we had the opportunity to witness a “Zikin” in our project in Barbasco, Honduras. “Zikin” happens around the time of “All Souls Day”, and it is a ceremony in which members of the community pray for the people that have died in the village that year. They were represented by three lit candles at the front of the altar made out of banana leafs.

After the praying, food was shared out, everyone bringing something with them, tamales, horchata etc.. (all traditional foods). It was a real privilege to witness the “Zikin”, and very encouraging to see some of the mothers really trying to preserve their traditional culture.


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