Developing a Better

GT4US has not proved itself as a way to get participation from people about everything you need to know to live in Guatemala. This new platform is a complete redesign to address that issue. While I have learned from the old site here, from other Guatemala-related site projects and, most importantly, what worked and what didn't work with I also need your input.

This site has just been put up (9 July 2019) and has virtually no content. At this point I am working on the general structure. Then comes content. If you want to get involved here is what you can do:

  • Create yourself an account
  • Suggest any additional groups (more about groups below)
  • Talk about any features you see missing


Groups are the "magic" of information sharing. While you have your own blog to tell your story, diving topical information into groups makes it possible to "find things". When you register you are automatically subscribed to the Site, Looking For and General groups. But, there are more. In groups you can find information, ask questions, add bookmarks and more.

For example, there is a Government group. There you will be able to find information about dealing with government -- from real estate property registration to taxes to obtaining residency and citizenship.  Most groups also have a "Group questions" content type where you can ask a questions which, hopefully, others can answer.

There is a lot more to say but, hopefully, this can get you started. Note that if you can't create an account or for any other reason can't post to the site, you can always email asking for resolution.