Simply put, there is no such program that I have encountered in the past 20 years of being involved with the investigation and implementation of such programs. If only it was so simple. Governments and NGOs have thrown 3 trillion dollars at poverty, and it appears that we are not much better than … [READ MORE]
When we came to volunteer at Somos, earlier this year, saying goodbye after 8 weeks was the hardest part. I started to prepare the children for this, especially during yoga classes. We spoke about cycles, and how everything, starting with our breath, has a beginning, an opportunity to experience it, and an end. Since it […]
Dental Care for All!
At Project Somos, we provide children with high-quality healthy food, we avoid added sugar as much as possible, and we teach them to systematically brush their teeth after every meal. Building such behavious is important for developing more healthy habits, which, in the long-run, will improve the kids health and hygiene. Unfortunately, we still face […]
Escaping the Abyss
I understand when people see the photos of the thousands of men, women and children migrating daily from Central America, it triggers a variety of responses. These reactions range from compassion to outrage. I want to offer a perspective as a Canadian, born in the United States, living and working in rural Guatemala for the […]
Join the Village – our Monthly Giving Program!
It is the eve of Summer for all of you, and we know many of you are making vacation plans. Before you go, could we ask for your support? The need is great, and every little bit makes a difference! Your support helps feed and educate a child who is living in extreme poverty. We […]
West Point Grey Spanish Club
At West Point Grey Academy we have a Spanish Club, and this year we have started a new and exciting initiative. We are very excited and proud to launch virtual volunteering with Project Somos. During our club, Spanish students teach students at Proyecto Somos English. We meet every Monday and each week we offer a […]
On September 12th we hosted a special day for the families we work with. On that day, the mamas, and some papas, came to the finca to celebrate and play with their kids. When you live in extreme poverty you don’t get to do much more than work to survive day to day. You don’t […]
2018 Family Fair Fundraiser~Sunday, November 4
Jorge’s First Visit to the Dentist
A few weeks ago Jorge went to the dentist with one of our staff. The dentist looked at Jorge’s teeth and said how bad they were. She explained that because he hadn’t taken care of them before, he was now suffering. Jorge was very upset and explained to the dentist, “My teeth are bad because […]
“I Want to Learn”
On Wednesday morning, Greg, Marelyne and I went into the local community to visit a a family. A week ago, a 13 year old girl had attended one of the our open playground events. While here, she shared with us that she has never gone to school and really wants to learn. We invited her […]