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Jeronima shares about the obstacles to education that Mayan girls face

Here is a quote from a study done on education and poverty in Guatemala: “Indigenous females are by far the most disadvantaged group.  Only 39% of 15 to 64-year-old indigenous women are literate (compared with 68% of indigenous males, 77% of non-indigenous females, and 87% of non-indigenous males), and just 2/3 of 10 to 19-year-old…

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A Day In The Life Of Milsa Sajvin Ajpuz

Meet Milsa, one of our student leaders.  She is 15-years-old and lives at home with her mom, dad, and her four siblings in a small lakeside village called, Santa Catarina.  We thought that a good way to introduce you to her would be by walking you through an average day in her life.  So, we…

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Meet Dolores Lacan Ratzan, a Girl Pioneer from Santiago

This is Dolores Lacan from Starfish’s Bridge Program in Santiago Atitlán.  Dolores has been a part of the Starfish family for 4 years now and is in the mentorship group, “Estrellas Marinas” (Marine Stars).  She is 16 years old, in the 10th grade, and full a many hopes and dreams for her future.  Her goal…

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The Lives of 3 Young Starfish Women: Follow Their Stories Here!

You have read and seen pictures here in our blog about the many amazing activities and events Starfish has going on.  We want to use this space now, to turn your attention to the stories of three young Starfish women.  Check in with us here to follow their personal journeys to becoming empowered, educated, and…

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Starfish Commited To Graduates & Their Families

Starfish graduates got together for the first time this month to begin development of the new Starfish Alumni Network!  We are very excited about accompanying these young professionals and helping them to develop a network of support as they move into the next phase of becoming community leaders. All 12 graduates are working now and…

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Volcanothon 2013 – Summits, smiles, and sueños

“A volcano-thon? What the heck is that?” we asked in January 2012. Now that we’ve lived it, we know: summits, smiles, and sueños. (Thanks too those who pledged to support our climbers and the lovely Green Apple Supply and Klean Kanteen for making it all possible) Summits Climbing San Pedro is tough! It was tougher…

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