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about the mile

The Music Is Love Exchange (MILE) operates with the primary purpose of providing relief and support to needy communities in Guatemala


The MILE regularly leads groups of artists and fans to Guatemala for week long service trips.  While in Guatemala, our groups take part in daily service projects, working on various projects alongside people in the local communities of Lake Atitlan.  Our service trips include nightly house concerts, day-trips to towns and villages, accommodations, food and transportation are included.  All proceeds from our excursions support the ongoing efforts of MILE, and our objective of improving lives and communities through music.

Our efforts in Guatemala have become progressively more impactful, highlights of our service projects and their impact:

  • The MILE has purchased and distributed water purification kits to families on Lake Atitlan, generating over 200 million gallons of clean drinking water

  • The MILE has established a school music program in Tierra Santa, working in conjunction with local officials and educators to shape a program that is inclusive of indigenous culture and methods of instruction.

  • The MILE funded construction for a brand-new school house building, then painted the building alongside school faculty and students.  We have painted numerous schools, churches, and other structures in the communities we serve.

  • The MILE has put on countless performances at schools, churches, hospitals, and other key focal points within Guatemalan communities

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