69-Year-Old Professor Embraces Barter
To Aid Guatemalan City
Cecilia Campoverde, a professor at Florida
Atlantic University, raises money by having local people in her home
town donate money for each mile she covers in her 100-mile trek
through Boynton Beach Mall which ends November 5.
Campoverde then uses the money to buy various
items in the United States which she takes down to El Triunfo,
Guatemala. With Campoverde’s help, El Triunfo, or The Triumph (a
hilly area east of Guatemala City with 170 homes), now has a school,
a clinic and a community kitchen that was built with Campoverde’s
To get the most out of her efforts Campoverde
says she does not give out charity, but uses a barter system in
which people agree to work on projects in return for items she
brings down to the city, such as mattresses and clothes.
Contributions and sponsorships for Campoverde’s
Guatemalan Project can be made by calling (561) 968-4310.