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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Kites in Santa María - Guatemala

This week in Guatemala we are celebrating the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos in Spanish). It is a holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebrations are highlighted by the construction and flying of giant kites (Barriletes in Spanish) in addition to the traditional visits to grave sites of family members. In Santa Maria, the kids made their own barriletes which flew high over the skies of the town.


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