For over 25 years Fotokids (https://fotokidsoriginal.org/about/), originally called Out of the Dump, has worked in Guatemala as a non-profit organization breaking the cycle of poverty through training in visual arts and technology. Over the years, the project has grown to provide services to children from poverty- and violence-stricken communities around the country. Today, Fotokids provides services to more than 215 children, aged nine to 23, located in six communities in Guatemala, and more recently in the Central Valley of California working with children of farmworkers.
Here is a "white flag" note from a recent Fotokids fundraising e-newsletter about hunger that may move poets to pick up the pen...
Many families in Guatemala are hanging white flags on their doors to ask for food. In a country where 59% live in poverty and most make less than $5 a day we [Fotokids] are using some of our resources to provide food baskets for our neediest families.
You can find out how to help on the organization's webpage: https://fotokidsoriginal.org/
You can also use this story as a prompt if you would like to respond to our Call to Action: https://www.poetryxhunger.com/now-more-than-ever.html
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