Matt In Guatemala

This blog represents the personal experience of one MCH (Maternal and Child Health) Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guatemala from 2015 to 2017. The opinions expressed here are neither those of the Peace Corps nor of the U.S. or Guatemalan Governments.

Author: Mateo

The Benefits and Pitfalls of the 1,000 Day Window

I recently ran across a YouTube video very pertinent to people working on childhood stunting in the developing world: This…

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COS: Closing Out Peace Corps Service and Bell Ringing Ceremony!

Welp, I haven’t posted in a while, but that’s because my last months in site have been very busy. At…

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Wuku’ Kawoq Site Visit Part 2!

In this blog post I’ll continue describing my my visit to the NGO Wuqu’ Kawoq which is doing a lot…

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Wuku’ Kawoq Site Visit Part 1!

It’s smack-dab in the middle of the rainy season here in Guatemala, and months ago I planned a visit to…

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The Mountain Comes to the Health Post!

It’s the rainy season in my town! Or at least it should be, the last couple of days we’ve gotten…

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Change is the Only Constant: A New Community Based Approach to Primary Care in Guatemala

A couple weeks ago, the director of my health center informed me that a new worker would be arriving at…

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Peace Corps Guatemala in the Press!

This blog post was going to be about the long anticipated start of the raining season in my town, or…

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Field Trip to Guatemala City! Part 1

Last week I was fortunate to be able to go on a VAC (Volunteer Advisory Council) sponsored trip to Guatemala…

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Field Based Training and Pan Mojado!

A lot has happened in my town in the month of April, my biggest event was an opportunity to host…

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Peace Corps 3Gol Activities and Doña Luisa’s in Antigua!

I haven’t posted for a while as I burned through some of my annual leave to return to the US,…

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