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 for themselves or their families. They want an education, they want jobs, they want to stay. We at GAF have chosen to support the Fatima Children's Home child protection, education, and family support and outreach programs. They have included an expansion project that includes the development of not only a children's home for abused and abandoned children until they can be reunified with family or adopted, they are committed to supporting long term education for children in their care, and in rural schools. They invest in not only the childs basic needs, but also include psychological and medical support, extended family support and parental training courses. The Solola Home school project includes plans for an organic farm, eco-cabins for sustainable income sources, as well as a plan to purchase and preserve land including two indigenous religous ceremonial sites, and native wildlife and forest habitat. 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 project and existing successful programs on our webpage www.guatemalaaidfund.org
Thank you for considering these Guatemalan Run programs for your Charitable Giving!