Bell also crusades to buy books for school children.
The poverty is so abject, that schools must charge for school books and supplies.
That means only a handful of students have school materials and the rest can only crudely follow the lecture and blackboard lessons without books or writing paper.
Bell seeks to break the chains of low education, high teen birthrate and poverty.
Her greatest joy is researching the city.
She has authored and published the definitive book on her adopted hometown, Antigua Guatemala: the City and its Heritage in English, Spanish and Italian.
She also has published a book that captures the floral carpet and processional spirit of Semana Santa in: Lent and Holy Week in Antigua – available in both English and Spanish editions.
“Now Antigua is the No. 1 city destination in Central America, so everyone visits. There are efforts to achieve a balance between preservations and development through Salvemos Antigua -- a foundation I am active in -- and other groups,” Bell said.
Visit Bell’s website at: http://www.antiguatours.net/