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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Rotarians give a hand up

Grant funding helps build outhouses in seven Guatemalan villages


March 11, 2017

Courtesy/Marty Hinkel

A village president, Worland Rotary member Marty Hinkel, Evanston Rotary member Julia Murray, Huehuetenango Rotary member Ernesto Villatoro and a village elder prepare for the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new latrines. The ribbon cutting was done three times so that each Rotary member could cut the ribbon.

WORLAND – The Worland Rotary Club in conjunction with several other Wyoming Rotary Clubs across the state and the Huehuetenango (pronounced Way Way Tenango) Rotary Club in Guatemala have provided seven poor villages in the mountains above Huehuetenango with 334 latrines which will benefit 2,776 people.

“There is so much that we take for granted here. Your kids are complaining because they don’t have the newest iPhone or they don’t have a car when they turn 16, these guys live in houses with no electricity, no running water and no bathrooms,” Worland Rotary Club secretary Marty Hin...

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