In early March, two enormous trees fell on the workshop of our Guatemalan partners AJPU, causing significant damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the entire roof and portions of the external walls were destroyed. To witness the damage up-close, view this five-minute video taken just hours after the tree fell. Please be sure your Subtitles/Closed Captioning is turned ON in order to read the translation in English.
With the resilience and resourcefulness that is so typically Guatemala, AJPU had a crew working onsite within 24 hours. A week later, they had secured a loan from the bank and had begun reconstruction. We are pleased to report that they are now back up and running at full capacity! Read more