The Guatemalan Project cannot exist without your support.
Ways you can immediately help:
1. A satellite dish so that we could bring the Internet to El Triunfo and give all children the opportunity to connect with the world. Both middle school and INTECAP are asking students to get educational materials from the web, which is nearly impossible, because students do not have funds to pay for internet services, copying, nor other needs. We also need, at least, two extra computers, preferably laptops.
2. A Vocational Training Center is imperative in this region. At present, students who seek training must travel to the city of Zacapa, some 50 km away from El Triunfo. This is available only to those with more economic means or the few who have educational scholarships. A rough estimate for building the basic structure, which includes only mechanics and bricklaying, is approximate $150,000. Our idea is to utilize students, under professional supervision, to actually build the building themselves. Training staff will be supplied by INTECAP. Training equipment would have to be solicited from individual businesses that supply mechanics with tools and equipment.
3. There is an urgent need for medical supplies and medicines. The economic situation of Guatemala has forced the government to cut even the basic supplies at the local clinics. This situation has been exacerbated by the weather, as Guatemala was struck by four hurricanes and an ongoing heavy rain which left many without a home, destroyed roads and bridges, and led to an increase in malaria, dengue, and many infectious respiratory illnesses.
4. Educational Scholarship Sponsorship: Please see our Educational Scholarships page to learn about ways that you can immediately improve a child’s future.
5. Helping flood victims reestablish homes. For the last several years, every rainy season has resulted in intense flooding all over Guatemala. Because of the rain, many large farms have been closing and people are being left without anywhere to go. The Guatemalan Project aims to help these displaced people through purchasing small lots of land for them to grow corn and beans. This is a sustainable practice and returns the land to the people.