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1 Please turn up the volume. Hit the F5 key to make full screen Click on the slide or use arrow keys to advance or go back. ESC to end – 17 slides follow this. Guatemala is a republic. The primary language is Spanish and twenty-one Mayan dialects are spoken. The country is about the size of the State of Virginia, and a little bigger than Ireland. Guatemala is the next country south of Mexico and with a population of 14 million people, it is the second most densely populated country in Central America. 43% of children under five are malnourished. This is one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. More than half of the population is below the national poverty line and 15% live in extreme poverty (less than $1 per day). The number of homes without power is about 500,000. That's millions of people in the dark after sundown which happens at about 6pm.

2 1 of 17 Our logo is the Japanese Kanji for Chaos – Where Great Dreams Begin We Believe That By Connecting the Right People We Can Change The Future of Humanity

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4 Mick was born in Athlone, Ireland and emigrated to the United States when he was 23. He received his US Citizenship in Mick has lived and worked in 6 countries. Debora was born in Vigo, Spain. She studied philosophy at the University of Madrid. Debora is a formal student of Zen in the lineage of Genpo Roshi, founder of the Big Mind Process. 3 of 17

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6 Pump up the volume! Length minutes TV documentary that appeared on local cable 7-min. TV documentary that appeared on local cable 5 of 17 If the video does not start automatically, watch it here:

7 Four in Guatemala SPONSORSHIP Connecting sponsors with the kids most in need. Join your hearts for $35.00 EDUCATION Introducing kids to Integral Theory and Evolutionary Enlightenment. Support education for $55.00 SOLAR LIGHTING Providing lighting to homes with Portable Solar Units. Light up a house for $235 LEADERSHIP Providing coaching using Big Mind with school directors and the children. Empower trainings for $ of 17

8 Kids on Skype Video call with their Sponsors! 7 of 17

9 Jasmine loves pizza and soda, too! 8 of 17

10 Lighting a village with Portable Solar Units 9 of 17 Some of the 18 families of the village of Mano De Leon have never had light.

11 Food, blankets, shoes (And TOYS) = smiles!! 10 of 17

12 What is a Sponsorship Cluster? 11 of 17 A Sponsorship Cluster is a group of people who come together to support one or more of our projects here in Guatemala. A Sponsorship Cluster can: Sponsor a child here in Guatemala for $35 Sponsor an entire family for $140 Donate a Portable Solar Lighting Unit to a family who is currently living by candlelight for $235 There can be as few as 2 people and as many as 20 people in a sponsorship cluster. Even a $1 dollar donation per week, per person can make a big difference to the kids and families here in Guatemala

13 For example: 12 of 17 This is Katy from Guatemala. She is 13. She and her brother were abandoned by their mom when she was only 6 years-old. With the help of Jessica Roemisher, Natalie Stafford and 6 other people, Katy is being helped by a Sponsorship Cluster in Worthington, Massachusetts. Here is part of a letter from her sponsorship cluster:

14 How you can help: 13 of 17 This is a photo we took in an area where we work here in Guatemala. This little boy is carrying wood not because he has to, but because his parents do not yet see the value of education. This is quite common here in Guatemala. With your sponsorship, other kids just like him can have the opportunity to go to school. Your support allows us not only to educate the parents, but also to show the kids that school is a cool thing!

15 Whos in need today: 14 of 17 Here are just a few photos of kids who need your help. You can see more photos and read some of their stories by clicking this link: Paco & Maribel Zaida Mirza Maurico & Flor Jose

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17 The Future is looking up 16 of 16 Join all of us in this work You can make your offer of support by: Debit Card Credit Card Using paypal.com Check Wire transfer Deposit Integral Heart Foundation Routing Number: Checking Account:


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