The Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon is coordinated by the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America. All proceeds raised will be distributed among CRLN and the following organizations: Autonomous Tenants Union, Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities, Chicago-Guatemala Partnership, Concern America, and La Voz de los de Abajo. This is the donation page for Chicago-Guatemala Partnership.
Saq Ja’, Guatemala, is a rural Mayan community of around 50 families located in the western highlands. The community was destroyed during the civil war and returned to resettle after the Peace Accords in 1996. After much hard work, they succeeded in building a primary and middle school to educate children through 9th grade. The Chicago-Guatemala Partnership, which has accompanied the community since 1999, will again designate this year’s Pedal for Peace funds toward support for the middle school and scholarships for those going on to higher levels of schooling.