Momostenango

Nimtzituj

Completed on May 4, 2015

Nimtzituj is located in the municipality of Momostenango. It is one of the furthest communities from the center of Momostenango and is approximately and hour from the center on dangerous roads. The name Nimtzituj means the area of big wasps. This is a smaller community with only 44 children in the school but they do…

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Xolajap

Completed on March 11, 2015

Xolajap means ‘the land of the coyote traps’ in the Mayan language, Kiche. A few generations ago it used to be a big herding community where sheep were abundant. With a lot of sheep, brought a lot of coyotes and the name has stuck ever since. With such heavy sheep farming, the community of Xolajap…

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Pasuc

Completed on February 3, 2015

Pasuc is a community in the department of Totonicapan, within the municipality of Momostenango. With over 85% of the local population speaking K’iche, the school focuses heavily on maintaining local customs and traditions. In K’iche, Pa means between and Suc means a swampy marsh. The community sits on a large elevated area with small rivers…

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Xecruz

Completed on October 20, 2014

Xecruz in Mayan language means “Beneath the cross”, and Xecruz is a community of K’iche. 90 % of the 400 community members speak the K’iche language and 10 % speak Spanish. The current Elementary school located in Xecruz has 155 students and 3 classrooms and construction on their new 2 room Bottle School began March…

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Chulin

Completed on April 21, 2014

The Elementary School in Chulin has 211 students. Before the start of the construction, one classroom was made up of corrugated metal. The youngest kids were using this classroom which got really warm during the day or really dusty with winds. Another two classrooms were being used in a meeting hall where it was divided…

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