Jul 19 2011

Washing laundry by hand in Guatemala

Washing laundry by hand in GuatemalaThink doing laundry is a tedious job? Most women in San Antonio Palopo, Guatemala, do their laundry by hand … in a lake!

Olivia and Juana are mothers of two sponsored children in San Antonio, a community in the hills along Lake Atitlan.

The women carry clothes on their head down a steep hill to the waterís edge. When they finish, they carry the heavy load of wet clothes up the hill and back home.

Watch this slideshow to see how it’s done.

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