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Modified 23-Jul-18
Created 3-Apr-08
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Heavy rains from Hurricane Stan in 2005 triggered a mudslide that buried the village of Panabaj, near Lake Atitlan, entombing hundreds. Rather than trying to excavate the village, which lay under tens of meters of mud, the Guatemalan government declared it a burial site and built temporary housing for survivors on safer terrain nearby. Many families, including some Friendship Bridge borrowers, live in this encampment.
Truck transport to PanabajChildren of PanabajFamily of Cruz and Juana IliceoIliceo family storeSome people of PanabajPanabaj weaverIn Panabaj camp

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Central America
Subcategory Detail:Guatemala
Keywords:Atitlan, Bridge, Friendship, Guatemala, Panabaj, children., families, microloan