Our current material aid recipients are:
This is a grass roots organization founded by three Maya women with many years of experience working in the remote communities in the western highlands near Quetzaltenango. Their mission is to help women in these traditional Maya communities live a dignified life while maintaining the richness of traditional Maya ritual, language and culture. They have several projects that they carry out in isolated impoverished communities around Quezaltenango (Xela), including:
This is a long-term project to bring clean water to the people in Xiquin Sanahi, a small village outside of Comalapa in the Highlands of Guatemala. A group of community members have organized to carry out the project. A site visit has been made and recommendations have been developed. Rotary International may get involved which would mean that funds we raised could be matched.
To contribute to these projects please send your contribution to:
Guatemala Adoptive Families NetworkPlease make your check payable to Guatemala Adoptive Families Network and mark it for the project that interests you, or for material aid generally. You can also make a contribution when you join the Network.
P.O. Box 176
Watertown, MA 02471
100% of Material Aid contributions go to the material aid projects. The Network is dues-supported and does not take any administrative or other fees from material aid contributions.
At this time contributions are not tax-deductible because neither the Network nor the Stove Project have yet been organized as charitable organizations. We expect to apply for and receive US charitable, tax-exempt status for the Network, but this takes time. We ask that you consider the difference your contribution can make in the lives of the people who will benefit from it, and then contribute to this project despite the fact that no tax deduction is available right now.