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Playground Project

Joe and Cindy Betsill from Texas and Carlos Locon Raxtun of Guatemala were considering donating a piece of land to build a park for the village. The timing was fortunate as AdJ was looking for a place to construct a playground. Previous to our interest, there was never a playground for the children and many played in the paths.

We obtained a ten year lease for the land and together, with a committee of local community leaders, constructed a playground. The children have two seesaws, two slides and a swinging tire bridge. Teachers now often bring their classes here for their physical education break.