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Five Tips When Volunteering Abroad: A Guide by Buena Onda

December 22, 2020

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2020 was not the dream year for travel but at Buena Onda, we’re looking onward and upward as we prepare for volunteer opportunities in 2021. To get started with a […]

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Maya Traditions: Weaving Empowers Women Across Generations, Preserves Culture

September 11, 2020

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When you traverse the streets of Guatemala markets, you won’t be able to avoid the vibrant colors of textiles crafted by local artisans. Rich reds, exquisite yellows, all spun and […]

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Green Building Teaches Children of Centro Educativo Tecnico Chixot Green Living

August 6, 2020

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After a stint in the Peace Corps, Matt Paneitz decided he wanted to begin his own nonprofit to help the children and families of Guatemala. What became known as Long […]

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Dreamy Travel Story Takes on World-Famous Guatemala Coffee

July 28, 2020

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Consider yourself a coffee connoisseur? You aren’t the only one! According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), approximately 1.4 billion cups of coffee are poured worldwide each day. But whether […]

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Light At The End of The Tunnel, A Message of Hope, And An Opportunity to Help

July 27, 2020

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The people of Guatemala are fighters, working with their communities to rise above hardships, to survive and be better than ever before. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus has proven to be […]

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A Small Act of Kindness Goes a Long Way These Days

April 30, 2020

Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura

By Scott Garrison, Founder I, like many throughout the world, can get overwhelmed thinking about all the rebuilding that has to happen to lift the world out of crippling disaster. […]

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Testimonial: “I feel lucky to have been able to contribute…”

April 20, 2020

Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura

By Marli Allard, former Buena Onda intern My experience at the Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura was an amazing opportunity to learn about permaculture, understand Mayan culture, and experience life in […]

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Be Good & Be Well: Guatemala Will Be Here For You

April 13, 2020

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As our world battles the spread of COVID-19, many of us are feeling stressed out and helpless. But what if you could mitigate those feelings, that you can do something? […]

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Feeling like you want to help but don’t know how? A message from Buena Onda.

March 31, 2020

Guatemala Beuna Onda

By Scott Garrison, Buena Onda Founder It’s a strange, rough time in the world right now. Here in Guatemala, we are under an essential lockdown, with all borders and public […]

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“The Loneliness Epidemic:” How Service to Others Can Help Cure The Blues

March 10, 2020

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Here’s a statement that you’re probably not used to hearing: The world has become a rather isolated place to live in. “That doesn’t make sense,” you may argue. “I have […]

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