School supplies

School supplies

DFA volunteers collect school supplies and sporting goods during the year, and distribute them to local communities where we work in Guatemala and Nicaragua.  Over the years, DFA volunteers have donated soccer jerseys and cleats for soccer teams; baseball uniforms for...
United States Peace Corps

United States Peace Corps

Aprovecho Stove Projects – Dan Rabkin, a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer for Comitancillo, initiated a stove-building project that was funded by some of our volunteers. Brick stoves were built for selected individuals (chosen based on predetermined criteria) which...
Educational scholarships

Educational scholarships

Several DFA volunteers have sponsored students from the Comitancillo area to attend agricultural school in the nearest city, San Marcos. The students must apply for the scholarship through AMMID, and are carefully selected based on criteria that includes the...
Hurricane Stan – 2005

Hurricane Stan – 2005

In 2005 Hurricane Stan hit Guatemala, causing tremendous damage to inner-city schools in Guatemala City.  The local government had no funding for repairs, so DFA volunteers raised enough money to repair the roof, walls, and windows in one inner-city school, as well as...