Foto por Vida Benefits Tonajuyú Buenos Aires

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Foto x Vida

Photo for Life is how I translate this title. Foto x vida was a photo exhibition I attended last weekend. What I like about this photo exhibition were that photo displays and that the funds of the sale of the photos will benefit the village of Tonajuyú Buenos Aires, Chimaltenango.

What surprised me was the fact that this photo and furniture expo-sale was organized by an evangelical church in Guatemala City who took the commitment for two years to help the villagers of Tonajuyú Buenos Aires achieve self-reliance. Imagine if every church in Guatemala would take the commitment for two years to help a village achieve self-reliance. What a country we would have if you consider that just in the municipality of Villa Nueva, south of Guatemala City, there were over 7,000 churches as I reported in 2003. When there’s a will, there’s a way the adagio says. One church found the will and now are working on the ways.

The photo and recycled furniture expo-sale finished last week in Antigua Guatemala, but it moved to Casa Cervantes on zone 1 in Guatemala City. If you’re interested, I can share more information about the Tonajuyú project. Let me know.

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Fotos x Vida

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  • Sompopo Pepper

    I like their use of pallets and crates here. I have just finished several pallet projects and beginning another this week to display the pictures you sent me. 🙂

  • El Canche

    It is great news indeed that a church sponsor a village. Financial help is important, though hopefully it will lead to the villagers being able to produce their own wealth. I think that perhaps the value of solidarity is even more important; letting people know they are not alone as well as engendering a spirit of gratitude in those who can give; either through their gifts or with money.
    Almost as important as all of that (just kidding!): where did you get those COOL shoes??!! Also would like to know more about the Tonajuyu Project.