This week, people around the world have been celebrating Holy Week in a variety of ways. The celebrations in Guatemala are particularly colorful and fragrant.
During Holy Week, families in Guatemala make carpets out of natural materials like sawdust, pine needles and flowers to line the streets for Holy Week processions.
Read more about the tradition here.
Do you have any special Easter traditions? Leave a comment below to share!
By Veronica Batton, writer/editor for Unbound
Maria, former sponsored child through Unbound.
Lake Atitlan and the San Pedro Volcano in Guatemala.
Happy World Water Day! We celebrate this day each year on March 22, as a way to highlight the importance of freshwater and maintaining freshwater resources. The theme for World Water Day 2014 is on “Water and Energy.”
When you consider that 60 percent of the adult human body is made of it, and about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by it, water becomes a pretty important resource for us to care for in the right way. Read more
From left: Julio, Flavia, Gabriella, Silvia, Bill and Elvia.
Bill Sheridan has been a sponsor for 18 years. He has enjoyed his many years as a sponsor and shared with us this reflection from his most recent Awareness Trip to Guatemala. Read more
Icicles form on leaves on a cold day in Mexico.
When you sponsor a child or elder through Unbound, you’re contributing to their warmth, safety and comfort during the winter. Here are 5 creative ways that sponsored friends and their families use to keep out the cold.
Sponsor Diane Palmer’s reaches the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro on January 22, 2011.
What do climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and sponsoring through Unbound have in common? Read more to find out!
The traditional clothing of the Guatemalans is rich in color and culture. Learn how four sponsored youth and Unbound scholars weave a traditional ladies belt, and discover the twist when you read who receives it.
Basking in the glory.
A close-up view of Juan’s Olympic and other medals.
Juan, middle, with his parents, Jose and Concepcion.
We know everyone is excited for the winter Olympics to start in just a few weeks, so we wanted to share the story of one of our own athletes.
Sponsored youth Douglas and his mother, Olga, are pictured outside the new Nadine Pearce Center in Guatemala.
By Loretta Shea Kline, managing editor at Unbound
A spirit of welcome fills the new Nadine Pearce Center, where families in eastern Guatemala gather as part of their local Unbound community.
Nadine was one of the co-founders of Unbound known for her warmth and hospitality. So it’s fitting that the center named in her honor is a home base for families and staff members from Unbound.
“It’s our center,” said Olga, whose son Douglas is sponsored through Unbound. “It’s like having a new home.”