My ride with the rooster
Santa Cruz del Quiche, Guatemala—The search for the bird began in the morning market, where live fowl huddled in baskets under colorful netting. The woman translating for me needed a companion for her hen, she said.
We had been visiting villages across Guatemala’s Western Highlands — a largely indigenous area known for high rates of poverty, malnutrition, maternal mortality and migration — to talk to women about the impact of climate change on their lives. I hadn't expected to add a rooster to the mix.