30 Mar Chonoxte 2
“Chonoxte” means “place of cactus”. People in Chonoxte grow their own coffee, corn and beans as well as many different kinds of vegetables and fruits. Women weave their own “güipiles” (traditional blouses) that usually take up to three months to be finished. This project will benefit 80 students, 4 teaching staff members and 42 families in the area.
The members of Chonoxte mostly speak Spanish but it’s a 100% indigenous community and 5% of them speak their Mayan language, Kaqchiquel. 90% of the community is catholic.
After school each day, the children help their parents with work around the house such as: coffee picking, planting flowers, making tortillas, weaving beautiful textiles, etc.
Principal: Edwin Eduardo Estrada
Population (approximate): 650
Distance from San Martin Jilotepeque: 12 miles