Update from Sr Magdalena in Guatemala - 19 October 2023
“Thank you for your concern for our girls and sisters, we are indeed going through a political crisis that so far has had no solution, we have had difficulty in the supply of fruits and vegetables and some products of the basic basket, we are looking for affordable prices as the costs of products are high due to shortages because they have been blocking major roads in different parts of the country.
Regarding the classes, the girls had been receiving virtual classes for two weeks and today is the first day that the ministry authorised the public schools to receive the classes in person, however not all the teachers were able to arrive due to the blockades, the children in the nursery were also receiving virtual classes at the same time as the girls and today was their first day in person.
In the clinic during the time that there were more than 150 points blocked in the city alone, less than 10 patients were arriving but now they are arriving almost the same amount as in normal times, thank God the girls are safe inside the school as they have no contact with outsiders.
Today the representatives of the people had a meeting with the government to reach an agreement depending on their results the blockades will decrease or if the people are unhappy it could even get more difficult.
Thank you very much for all your support and concern, greetings and blessings.” – Sr Magdalena