Small Change 4 Big Change: Guatemala Craft Tour: Discover Local Artisans' Work and Culture

Guatemala Craft Tour: Discover Local Artisans' Work and Culture

Santa Catarina Barahona, Guatemala

Small Change 4 Big Change

Non-profit organization

4 hours
From$15Per person

100% of host revenue is invested back into the local community

Small Change 4 Big Change is a nonprofit organization committed to working long-term with families and communities to provide assistance in two main areas, education and sustainability, by offering resources, instruction, and follow-up support to the those it works with.

Tour Highlights

  • Spend a day with a family of artisans and help provide the members of Santa Catarina Barahona with high-quality education and a sustainable future.
  • Enjoy a typical Guatemalan lunch while sharing stories with local community members.
  • Buy traditional woven souvenirs directly from artisans in their homes.

Tour proceeds are directly reinvested in the local indigenous people who host the tours.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Morning

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Good For

    Families, Youth, Children, Adults, People with disabilities, Professionals, Other, Mission teams

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 10

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Travel by chicken bus to the charming Santa Catarina Barahona town square and spend the morning with a family of artisans! See what various artisans are working on and learn about the process behind their skilled handicrafts. Experience how families in this community live and work together. Enjoy a delicious traditional meal alongside local indigenous people while immersing yourself in the beautiful culture of Guatemala. You will also have the opportunity to purchase customary woven souvenirs directly from artisans in their homes.

Vetted & Visited By

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Ribbon ambassador
Charlie Marchant
September 22, 2016

6 Visitor Reviews

  • January 26, 2015

    God bless you for the work you are doing! As an adoptive mommy to 5 Guatemalan children, I can't tell you how MUCH your work is needed!

  • August 10, 2014

    Thanks for one of the best weeks of my life. You are two very inspirational women. I greatly appreciated all that you did for our team! I am praying to come back again!

  • July 5, 2013

    You are doing God's work wonderfully! Keep up the good work!

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Tour Start Address

Santa Catarina Barahona Town Square, Santa Catarina Barahona, Guatemala

How To Get There

At the bus terminal behind the Antigua market, ask for a bus heading to Santa Catarina Barahona or San Antonio Aguas Calientes. The bus will take you through Ciudad Vieja and San Antonio Aguas Calientes and the route ends at the town square of Santa Catarina Barahona, where someone will be waiting for you.

More About Small Change 4 Big Change

Mission

To assist rural community development and connect donors with humble Guatemalan families interested in changing their future.

Main Programs

  • Education (e.g. English classes, library, early childhood, cooking classes from the garden harvest)

  • Sustainability (e.g. community gardens, goat co-op, laying hens, tilapia ponds, ecological stoves)

Awards & Recognition

Ministry of Agriculture
Partner
Was Broken Pallet Company
Partner
Fotopala.com
Partner
LATA Foundation
Partner
La Vida
Partner
New Lifeline
Partner