Published: The Oregonian, Metro West, Sunrise Edition, Thursday, October 26, 2006
Byline: Michelle Mandel
Helping children in Guatemala
A Beaverton man gets supplies, raises money for a school with impoverished students Wayne Hess of Beaverton has traveled to Guatemala four times since 2003 to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Wanting to learn Spanish, he hooked up with a school in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Through that connection, he was introduced to another school—for Mayan children—in La Pedrera.
That launched 71-year-old Hess, a retired certified public accountant, on a new life journey. Now he spends much of his time finding clothing, school supplies, and computers to benefit the 90 or so impoverished children who attend the school. Here Hess talks about his quest.
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