Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A heartfelt cry for help from our Dream Agent in Guatemala

A few days ago, we received an email update from Laurie King, our Dream Agent in Guatemala. We've copied it below:

Today I went to a place just outside of Antigua -- the city where all the tourists go and spend money freely.  Many people there have million dollars homes...there are spas and restaurants everywhere catering to those who have money.

Well today, I went to a small community that sits about 10 minutes outside of Antigua. It is a dirty dusty flat tract of land that is home to 85 families who have nothing. Sadly, they were displaced from their homes 9 months ago. Severe storms hit the area causing a mudslide, and in a moment, their lives were forever changed (not that they had a lot to start with, but at least they had homes and a lot to put them on, and a community of friends and family). Now, they have no homes to return to and no place to rebuild. Everything is simply gone.