Books and Wings Foundation of Guatemala, Inc.
Aftermath: the Municipal building, and the
library within it, were burned to the ground in
political violence on May 5, 2003
Borrowing books, Chicacao
Chicacao parade: Let's have a town of
New books for Chicacao
Barney in the Chicacao library
Mary with new books for Chicacao
Chicacao library activity1
Chicacao library activity2
Chicacao library activity3
Chicacao library activity4
Chicacao library activity5
Chicacao, Dept. of Suchitepequez
Resources & People
Chicacao - Out of the ashes
In the mid-1990s, teachers from Chicacao, a small town in Guatemala's Pacific foothills, banded together and founded a library.
Led by the dynamic Flor de Maria, the library committee built a collection book-by-book. By 2003, the library had a space in
Chicacao's municipal building, with wood furniture, computers, and a decent collection.
On May 5, 2003, the muncipal building, the fire station, and the mayor's house were burned to the ground in political violence.
Five months later, we made our first trip to Chicacao on the recommendation of Rigoberto Zamora of PROBIGUA.