“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, Australia 1970s
Our work in La Limonada is grounded in our relationships with the people who serve and live there. It is our desire that those relationships are extended to include you as well. A great way to initiate and develop such relationships is by going to Guatemala to meet the people of the community and the team that serves there.
While your group may focus on a specific project when you are in La Limonada, we encourage you to go to the community as learners. We believe that more is learned from the people who live and serve in La Limonada than from what a group could teach in the short-term. Therefore, we consider our short-term trips from a perspective of “learning from and participating with” the people of the community.
If you and your group choose to invest time in La Limonada, your time will be just as much, if not more, about “being” and “learning” as it is about “doing”. As we schedule your time in the community we will create as much of an opportunity as possible for your group to interact with the people in the community – listening to their stories and learning from their lives.
Projects your group engages in will be ones in which you will be working alongside the Guatemala team and the people of the community. In that context we believe there will be multiple opportunities for shared learning and building meaningful long-term relationships. We would be grateful to be able to serve you and your group in this way.
To begin the process of applying for a short-term trip, please download the following documents:
Once your Group Application is submitted and deposit is paid, each member of the group will be required to complete and submit one of the following forms:
If you have any questions through this process please contact Sommer Wisher – Short-Term Groups Coordinator.
Check the calendar below for available dates for your group and provide dates you are interested in on your Group Application.