The K’axk’ol ’: the ancestral community service of the Baquiax clan

Story by: Jorge Rodriguez Photography by: Andrea Valdez/Viatori Translated by: Carlos Duarte mar 6, Jul 2021
In Totonicapán, in western Guatemala, the Baquiax Partiality relies on the K'axk'ol ', an unpaid ancestral community service, to protect its forests and water sources. For one year, all those over 18 years of age provide a community service for the benefit of their natural resources and their development as a community.