Trip Leader: Colleen Biggs, Founder and CEO, Lead Up for Women
Logistics: Leslie Baer Dinkel and Mel Dinkel, Local Hope Guatemala
Featuring: High-Quality, Authentic Accommodations: Quetzaltenango, Atitlán, Antigua
Details: 11 days/10 nights
- By Zoom, Date to be Determined
Note: In order to receive the full value of this trip and so you are well-prepared, please join us!
Lead Up for Women is proud to offer this exceptional opportunity to “Learn, Serve and Lead!” in the extraordinary setting of a Mayan village AND the most beautiful places in Guatemala. This custom service trip will match your interests and talents to meet the needs of indigenous women living in extreme poverty. They will welcome you with open arms! Like a time traveler you will go behind the scenes to listen and learn about the centuries-old Mám-Mayan culture, including their sometimes-magical understanding of the world. We will serve together along side the women of the community, powerful in their own way while still working to overcome the shackles of poverty and the scars of colonialism and a brutal civil war. Incorporating your new understanding of the plight of women of the developing world, those who wish to be a “Global Speaker and Presenter” may design and lead a workshop to empower your brave sisters of this community. Over the course of this journey, you’ll enjoy fellowship with other powerful women while volunteering and exploring the beauty of the colonial cities of Antigua and Quetzaltenango, and the magnificence of Lake Atitlán. We’ll enjoy lovely, comfortable accommodations in the authentic spirit of Guatemala.
Included: All accommodations, entrance fees and many meals, as well as a deeply enriching service experience working side by side with the Maya of “El Area Mám”— a culture-rich, resource-poor enclave in the Guatemalan highlands. Air travel is not included.
Cost: $3866 double occupancy*