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.

Category: Daily Activities as a Peace Corps Volunteer

These posts are meant to provide a glimpse into the daily life of a Peace Corps Volunteer currently serving in the Maternal and Child Health program in Guatemala.

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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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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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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Mid-Service Medical Exams and Balancing Work

This month in Guatemala, volunteers are cycling through headquarters in order to complete our required mid-service physicals and dental exams….

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Winter Is Coming in Guatemala!

It is now winter in my town, or at least what passes for winter in the somewhat more equatorially located…

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Peace Corps Guatemala: Daily Activities 8: Travel Out of Site!

Last week I arrived in my site after my training group’s MST (Mid-Service Training) conference at Peace Corps headquarters in…

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My Most Excellent Mid-Service Training (MST) Adventure!

Last week I attended the Mid-Service Training conference for Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) in my Bak’tun (what we call training…

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