The Guatemala Ministry of Education is mandating preschool for all communities that have an elementary school. Unfortunately, there is no funding to construct or outfit a classroom for rural schools. One of the smallest communities in the municipality of Zacualpa requested support to build a new classroom. Cost $14,700. Project details.
The Guatemala Ministry of Education is mandating preschool for all communities that have an elementary school. Unfortunately, there is no funding to outfit a classroom for rural schools. The superintendent of school requested 100 preschool table and chair sets for the 20+ preschool classrooms in the district. Cost $135 per set. Project details.
Provided food staples (beans, oil, pasta, rice, etc.) to the elderly and single mothers. Supported over 300 families a month for six months with 25 pounds of food items.
To be able to plant and support a year round garden as well as enough water to be the foundation of a water purification system, the existing well was expanded to meet these needs. Cost – $15,000.
In rural Guatemala, wood is used for fuel for cooking on stoves and wood-burning ovens. Over the decades hillsides are barren, causing mudslides and changing the climate. Amigos de Guatemala is working with local villagers to improve the environment by replanting 5,000 fast-growing pine and cypress trees. Fifty families will each receive 100 saplings and be educated to maintain the trees in a healthy and sustainable method by harvesting limbs rather than whole trees. The trees will help fend off erosion and rebalance the local ecosystem. Cost – $3,000 Project details.