Cammy Olsen

I was asked to write a short article on my experiences in Guatemala.  As I only work in the operating room and the patients are asleep, I don’t have a lot of stories that I can share about the patients as much as someone in clinic or recovery. What I can tell about...

Mauricio Rosales

“This is the fist time they’ve seen so many blonde people,” laughed Mauricio as he led the group up the hill. Mauricio Rosales is a HELPS employee working for the Home Transformation program, specializing in stove team leadership. He has taken a construction team into...

Dallas Team Leadership

For many HELPS volunteers, the commitment to the cause far exceeds the boundaries of the annual ten days spent in Guatemala. In the smiling faces of the Guatemalan people, they are reminded of why they continue to push forward with efforts towards poverty reduction....

HELPS Bus Ready for Teams

In November 2010, after some modifications and repairs, the new bus donated to HELPS -The Chicken Bus- was ready for its first ride. All of HELPS Guatemala’s staff,along with Richard Grinnell – HELPS Vice President – went on a field trip to San LucasSacatepéquez and...

Home Transformation

Imagine how good you would feel if you experienced a transformation like the family in these pictures experienced. From a smoke filled, dirt floor home to a clean, bright…

A Major Milestone: Graduation

On October 28, 2010,  sixteen sixth graders from the William M. Botnan School in Santa Avelina, Guatemala, completed their elementary education.  The upstairs assembly room was filled with proud parents and children dressed in their finest for the two hour ceremony....