How Recycling Helps the Environment

We all know that there are many issues that humanity faces day-in and day-out and that more and more people are adding to the problems than those taking a stance at diminishing them. The one topic I would like to discuss and give my stance on is about the topic of recycling. After all, almost […]

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Given Goods Co. – Company in Colorado that Now Sells VOS® Flip Flops.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Good things come to those who wait?” Well how about rephrasing that to, “Good things come to those who know how to balance patience, persistence and wanting the best for others.” To me, that definitely sounds much more logical and a reason why we get along so well with […]

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Tikal: Temple I – Temple of the Great Jaguar

The most famous Temple from Tikal is Temple I, also known as the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. It stands at 143 feet tall and is actually the smallest of the four main temples in the park.

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G!VE GUATEMALA – 1st Retail Store in Guatemala to Offer VOS® Products

Often times we get the question, “Where do you all sell VOS® products at in Guatemala?” The response has always been, “Nowhere yet, but you can rest assure that the first store to carry our products is going to be the leader in terms of retail stores that offers products that give back in Guatemala.”

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Tikal – A Major City During the Maya Classic Period in Guatemala

Often times when people hear or read about Guatemala, one of the highlighted topics is of Tikal National Park. From 800 B.C to 900 A.D., Tikal was the most important city of the Mayan civilization and in 1979 it became a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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The Cherished Red Bean

I have always been curious about this certain red bean that I have seen and I recently had a chance to sit down over some coffee with an older indigenous gentleman who told me all about it! The first thing he said was, “It grows on a tree, not on a vine like other beans.”

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How We Empower Women Within the Workplace

There are many road blocks to women empowerment and equality that run deep in the way of life and cultures of certain societies and nations. For the women of these countries, the pressure is felt and being inferior to men is just how it is. It’s accepted, primarily because nothing can be done about it. […]

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Some of the Good that We Do and Why!

After being exposed to Guatemala our entire lives, the things we have experienced and witnessed first hand are what drove us to know that we needed to help in ways that have been overlooked by most others for way too long. In this case, I’m referring to the lack of basic healthcare availability to much of […]

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The Story Behind the Meaning of VOS®

Being raised in a multi-cultural setting set the framework to what VOS® means to us today and by multi-cultural, I’m referring primarily to the United States and Guatemala. With this being said, one of the main obstacles that was always faced is the way we speak Spanish in Guatemala versus the way Spanish is taught in the school systems of […]

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On the Powers of Nature

Since the dawn of humanity, we have looked at nature in awe, respect, and at times  fear.  Nature is, in one word, awesome. I had the greatest privilege of teaching English in Japan for a few years courtesy of the JET Programme.  They sent me to a remote town in Kyushu where I was essentially […]

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