The poverty in the Guatemalan Highlands is so incredible and so pervasive that after awhile you unfortunately become a bit immune to it. But this was one of the worst cases I have seen in quite awhile.
This family is living in one of the worst houses the local Mayan Families NGO has seen in some time...and that is saying a lot. The children sleep on beds with wire mattresses or on the muddy floor under a leaking roof.
Mayan Families is a wonderful group which I have personally checked out and highly recommend . Take a look at their blog and web site if you are at all interested. They arrange sponsors for literally hundreds of children to be able to attend school in the surrounding towns.
Take a look for yourself
Labels: Guatemala, Mayan families