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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 you are a local coffee shop regular, or a homebrewer, knowing where to get the best café wherever you are is critical to starting your […]

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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 another obstacle our people must take head-on. Guatemala has been hit disproportionately with COVID-19 because of the long-term implications of country-wide shutdowns, loss of work, […]

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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. In Guatemala, it is impossible to know yet what the full impact will be, but the effects of the current crisis are going to be […]

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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 Guatemala. Buena Onda’s work before my co-op internship guided me to find the perfect placement at IMAP. Having Buena Onda’s help organizing the logistics made […]

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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? Helping others can benefit you emotionally and physically. Studies show that those who volunteer, are generous, and are helpful to others, are less likely to […]

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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 for five months last semester. I did my internship (co-op) through my university located in Boston, and over various searches, I came across Buena Onda. […]

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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 so much to offer! The country is rich with culture and natural beauty. Not only is its people warm and friendly, but you’ll be amazed […]

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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 logs for the trip. Today started off more relaxed than most other days so far with all of us waking up around 06:10-06:15. We all […]

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