Who Is She?

She of course is Carmita who is definitely my right hand person who helps run the Food Bank and Las Mujeres de Chicxulub.  Here is a posting done on Face Book Aug.31st.  It is both her original post followed by an English translation and I have no doubt you will read it and understand the true nature of Carmita.  Please read closely because for me she is saying so well what many of us think is happening in society today! I know there are accents missing but it says so much as is! “Yo naci en Chicxulub Puerto Yucatan. Creci con mucho amigos y tuve muy buenos tiempos donde la familia era el comienzo de todo. Mis papas tenian reglas claras. No habia dramas porque las situaciones se cortaban de raiz…..borron y cuenta nueva. Si me portaba mal te daban un castigo y vaya castigo!! Los ninos no discutian con los mayores, lo que un adulto dijera era ley. Los professores eran modelos y no se les faltaba al respeto. Me ensenaron a saludar, a despedirme, a decir gracias a pedir permiso y a entenderel languaje de los ojos vaya languaje de los ojos vaya lenguaje jaja Salimos a jugar con los vecinos de la cuadra (los vecinos de antes) todos juntas, todos juntas, te acuerdas? era toda una aventura. Nos regresabamos todos caminando de la escuela sin temor a que nos robaran, y en la salida de la escuela ero lo maximo comprar cualquier golosina, stickers o un respado! Buscabamos lugares cerca para jugar, hacer nuestros escondites y amar nuestros clubs, jugabamos futbol en la calle, a las escondidas, el...

Summer Dispensas

The summer has come and gone and we keep on going!  Thanks to our team of Carmita, youth volunteers, Jody and Gordon success followed us! Hi to a new family of volunteers Cindy, Lincoln and Liam from Idaho! Folks arrived with their bags and masks to say hello and receive their dispensas.  Lincoln y LiamCarmita y Cindy Rosangela-Live...

Our New House

The house has been jumping with activities these days. There have been workshops for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, gardening, compost understanding, group support to namea few. I want to introduce you to the teams responsible for the gardening component, volunteers getting the dispensas ready and youth volunteers making plans to get into their educational programs as things begin returning to “normal.” The gardening groups are organized with youth volunteers as leaders and families who have expressed an interest. I might get a tad confused and I apologize. Sunday there are 2 groups. Sembrando el futuro (4-5) with youth volunteer Juan Diego and Tesoro Verde (5;30-6:30) with youth volunteer Yessica. Monday Mi amiga la tierra with youth volunteer Irma, Lizandro y Carmita Tuesday Lu’um Ya’ax with youth volunteer Dario y Maria Luisa Wednesday El Amor a la siembra with youth volunteer Karol Thursday Sembrando en familia with youth volunteer Galilea Saturday Sembrando Valores with youth volunteer Sinai y Damaris Experiential sessions: Each group has been involved in active workshops creating special gifts for Mother and Father Days as well as gardening activities. All material used in the gift workshops have been recycled material as has most of the material for the gardening ones. The gardening ones focused on the 3 Rs and the groups made their composts and insecticides for their plants. Casa de las mujeres de Chicxulub Liz, the hairdresser some of you know from Chixculub has a group of ladies doing embroidery on rebozos (shawls). These are a few examples. Cost is 520 pesos. Malu is working with the youth volunteers who are interested in continuing their education....

FYI

You will notice with our newsletter there are choices of language. The website can be read in english, french and spanish thanks to Andre and Malu. Enjoy. Things happen here as they do back home. Due to numbers and disregard of health measures Yucatan is back in the orange zone. The curfew is back in place as well as restaurant openings and other activities. Here is the report for June 23rd: A person barely 22 years old died of the coronavirus in Yucatán. This is one of the 11 victims left by this disease in the last 24 hours, and that is why the authorities insist to the population that extreme precautions must be taken since the pandemic has not yet ended. oday 269 ??new coronavirus infections were announced, of which 155 were in Mérida, 34 in Kanasín, 10 in Tizimín, 8 in Motul, Progreso and Umán, 6 in Valladolid, 5 in Acanceh and Conkal, 2 in Chumayel, Dzidzantún, Hunucmá, Maxcanú, Tekax and Tixkokob, 2 foreigners, and one in Cacalchén, Homún, Huhí, Izamal, Mama, Maní, Muxupip, Oxkutzcab, Río Lagartos, Sucilá, Suma, Tahmek, Tixcacalcupul, Tixpékukcu, Uxulcú.This is the medical report for this Friday, June 18: Yesterday a new batch of 149,340 vaccines against the Coronavirus arrived in Yucatán. Today 293 new infections of Coronavirus were detected. 181 in Mérida, 20 in Progreso, 16 in Hunucmá, 14 in Kanasín, 8 in Ticul, 5 in Buctzotz, 4 in Tizimín, 3 in Hoctún, Motul, Samahil, Seyé and Tecoh, 2 in Conkal, Maxcanú, Tekax, Tixkokob and Tixpéual, 1 in Akil, Baca, Cacalchén, Chankom, Chicxulub Pueblo, Chocholá, Kinchil, Muna, Oxkutzcab, Peto, Santa Elena, Sotuta, Teabo, Temozón, Tetiz, Tinum, Tixcacalcupul, Umán and Xocchel, and...

June 2021 Dispensa

Well the 15th was wet and spitting rain but the streets were flooded.  However folks came for their dispensas and extra of chicken soup and a plastic dish to keep.   Our chef is not really...