Day 8 Part 3 - Saying goodbye to Nuevo Mexico, driving back to Guatemala City, passing sweatshops
Finally, we said our goodbyes to the
people of Nuevo Mexico and drove back to Guatemala City, passing a few maquilas
("sweat shops") on the outskirts of the city.
WFP delegates and team leaders pose for a group photo in Nuevo Mexico, along with a few village children.
Saying our goodbyes to our host families.
WFP team leaders Jess, Catherine and Julia pose with Don Nicolas, father of
our host family.
The two "Don"s pose for a picture: Don Nicolas (left), the father of our
host family, and my dad (right).
Out host family poses for a farewell picture in front of their house. With her children washed and neatened, Vincenta
(the mother) put on her traditional
dress for this picture. Left to right: Anaberta (6), Vincenta (36), Otto (4), Eluvia (8) with Vidalia’s baby, Blanca (12) and
Olga Kelly (11). Other family members not present in this photo: Don Nicolas (the father, 50), Vidalia (18), Jorge (Vidalia’s
husband, 20) and Edwin (7).
Shanty town outside Guatemala City on the way back.
One of the maquilas ("sweat shops") outside Guatemala City.
Another maquila outside Guatemala City.
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