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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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Intern Testimonial: “I Had Made Guatemala My New Home.”

March 6, 2020

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By Elisa Portz, Buena Onda Intern Hey all! I’m Elisa and it’s been almost three months that I’ve been back living in the United States after having lived in Guatemala […]

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Guatemala: “I Had No Idea How Beautiful It Can Be Here.”

February 25, 2020

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Have you ever considered traveling to Guatemala but are afraid of what you may find there? Unfortunately, this is the opinion of many people across the world. But Guatemala has […]

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Volunteer Testimonial: Saying Goodbye to Guatemala

February 3, 2020

Buena Onda Volunteers Thank You

By William Deboer, Buena Onda Volunteer Hello everyone! I hope all of our readers are doing well and I am glad to have the honor of one of our last […]

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Volunteer Testimonial: The Importance of Spanish Lessons

January 29, 2020

Bunea Onda Volunteers

By Anderson Shamar Melendez, Buena Onda Volunteer The day started at 05:45 so we can shower and get ready to go to breakfast at Violetta’s. For breakfast, we had cereal […]

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Volunteer Testimonial: Looking Back At An Amazing Experience

January 29, 2020

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By James Tringale, Buena Onda Volunteer Hello to all of our followers! Today marks the first day of our final week in Guatemala! My time here has gone by so […]

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