We would like to thank our formal and informal primary advisors:
- Paul Leonard, Former CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
- Maria Pacheco, Founder and President of Kiej de los Bosques and the Saqil Group
- Ted Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University
- Clive Rainey, Initial Habitat Volunteer and former Habitat Director for Africa, now retired in Guatemala
- Tom Bassford, Executive Director of Significant Matters and its Center for Sustainability
And also thank you to the many persons- friends, NGO directors, and the writers of our favorite books on the subjects for their patience, guidance and provocative counsel. We continue to be blessed by inspiration, best practices and lessons learned by you.
We thank the women and their families in rural Guatemala who have shared their dreams and successes, and who have shown us how to be good listeners and partners for sustainability, self-empowerment, and dignity.