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 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 must travel to the city of Zacapa, some 50 Km away from El Triunfo. This is available only to those with high economic means or the few fortunate who have educational scholarships. A rough estimate for building the structure which will house, at the start only two subjects i.e. mechanics and bricklaying is, approximate $150,000. The idea is to utilize students, under professional supervision to actually build the building. Training staff will be supplied by INTECAP. Training equipment would have to be solicited from individual businesses which supply mechanics with tools and equipment.
3. There is an urgent need for medical supplies; medicines; etc: The economic situation of Guatemala has forced the government to cut even the basic supplies at the local clinics. This situation has gotten worse with the weather which has hit Guatemala with four hurricanes and an ongoing heavy rain which have left many without homes, broken roads, bridges down, malaria, dengue, and many infectious respiratory illnesses.
4. Educational Scholarship Sponsors: Please see our Educational Scholarships page to discover ways that you can immediately improve a child’s future.
5. Helping flood victims reestablish homes. For the last several years, every rainy season there has been intense flooding all over Guatemala. Because of the rains, many large farms are closing and the people are being let out without anyplace to go. The Guatemalan Project aims to help these misplaced people through purchasing small lots of land for people to grow corn and beans. This is a sustainable practice, and returns the land to the people.