San Pedro La Laguna is the first community on Lake Atitlán, and the third municipality in Guatemala, to eliminate the use of plastic bags. The new provision is stringent and also outlaws plastic straws, Styrofoam containers and all packaging material made of polystyrene.
The education system in Guatemala lacks teachers and materials, while student enrollment and performance are spotty at best. But rural classrooms are integrating a new feature: 28,000 state-of-the-art, education-oriented tablets, donated by outside organizations.
Adriana González is the only female taxi driver working in her village of Chaquijyá, Guatemala. She’s not only making money in a male-dominated industry, but she’s serving as a shining example to other young people and women.