Amazing Community Supported Centers Creating Jobs, Helping Children, Families and the Indigenous Community
If you are like us at the 100% Volunteer GAF Organization, we feel that we have been blessed with a life that includes a home, access to school, clean water and opportunities for work and a self supporting future. We have seen firsthand in Guatemala that most, if not all of these things are out of reach for much of the indigenous and general population in Guatemala. Being the 4th poorest country in the world, with severe malnutrition of greater than 50 percent of the indigenous children and minimal opportunities for education and employment, Guatemalans are fleeing their country. Most do NOT want to leave their families, and the land they love, but they do not have free high school, or meal support or food stamps, and many cannot provide basic needs for themselves or their families. They want an education, they want jobs, they want to stay.
We at GAF have chosen to support the the Association to Eradicate Poverty and Fatima's child protection, education, and family support and outreach programs. The current projects include the development of not only a community center with medical clinic, library but also continuance of the programs for abused and abandoned children until they can be reunified with family or adopted. The Guatemalan directors and staff are all are deeply integrated into their communities and committed to supporting long term education for children in the community and local rural schools.
They invest in not only in children's basic needs, but also include dental, psychological and medical support to the extended family aa well as their very successful parental training courses in Guatemala City and in the rural Department of Solola.
The Solola Community Center and School Project includes future plans for an organic farm, eco-social tourism trips for sustainable income sources, as well as a plan to purchase and preserve threatened native land that includes four indigenous ceremonial sites, native wildlife and threatened forest habitat. This area is listed among the top 10 most diverse habitats in the world and it is constantly being destroyed.
We look at your donations as investments in futures for Guatemalans, as well as protection of their land, culture and people. Just like a scholarship you are passing your great fortune on to others that need funding to help secure a future in their own country.
See the multi-phase projects and existing successful programs on our webpage www.guatemalaaidfund.org
Recurring donations are by far the most helpful and allow families to rise up and move on creating room for new children and families to access life changing opportunity.
Thank you for considering these Guatemalan Run programs that change lives for generations for your Charitable Giving!