Guatemala

Arts

Guatemalan women transform their town one brushstroke at a time

Lidia Florentino Cumes Cumez is one of several women working on a project to paint the 800 homes of Santa Catarina Palopó using colors and designs created by indigenous women that imitate their traditional weavings. Nearly 50 homes have been painted thus far, and 150 are on a waitlist for the next round.

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Trash to Treasure

Communities in Guatemala are collecting trash and plastic bottles to use as building material for new schools.