Non-Profit Bites

It’s Not Only About The Dogs

Educated pet owners mean healthier pets, families, and communities. Have you seen bowls of food and water outside businesses in La Antigua? This shows that Antigüeños have a heart for the plight of street animals. Tourists are often shocked and disheartened to see so many homeless dogs wandering the streets, with so many suffering...

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Without GPS: TravelLing New Paths

Fotokids began with 6 children living in Guatemala City’s sprawling garbage dump 25 years ago. Since then the non- profit that uses photography and graphic design to pull kids out of poverty has served over a thousand children and has left the dump to work in Guatemala’s violent urban gang areas. Focusing on long term commitment...

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Chispa Action Network

“We are not the future, we are the present” -María, Chispa delegate 2015 There is a powerful global movement afoot, commonly known as the “Girl Effect.” The Chispa (Spark) Action Network, or CAN exists to bring this movement to the forefront of Guatemala. CAN is a network of organizations, schools and companies that share...

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10 years of Los Patojos

In September Asociación Los Patojos celebrated 10 years of being part of an important wave of change – one that gives hope and dignity to the children and young people of Jocotenango. Through promoting art and dialogue as tools for understanding different contexts, the Los Patojos team fights daily to find and cherish happiness,...

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Association SERES

SERES unleashes youth leadership by enabling young people to step into the roles of innovators, change agents, community organizers, problem-solvers and future makers that are leading the transition towards a better tomorrow. It is a network of youth leaders, inspired, empowered and equipped to lead the transition towards a more peaceful, just and sustainable...

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Helping AYUVI

Pediatric cancer is a chronic non-transmittable disease that affects, without notice, both children and adolescents; although it cannot be prevented, it can have a high cure rate if it’s timely and properly treated. AYUVI was created in May, 1997. It collects and provides the necessary resources for the operation, maintenance and growth for the...

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COELI and the Great Mini-Chefs

Imagine being in one of the most creative kitchens in Guatemala, one which is led by a chef who’s known for being at the forefront of world-class culinary techniques, and being able to learn from – and above all cook with – someone whom you admire. Sergio Díaz is the Executive Chef of one...

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Life-transforming work with Guatemala’s most vulnerable youth

Lead-Up International is a ground-breaking approach to reducing violence by helping vulnerable youth discover calm and peaceful leadership through workshops with horses. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, the most perilous risk for children in Guatemala is exposure to violence, either as a victim or perpetrator. Lead-Up strives to create peaceful leaders, thus...

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The Duane Carter Cultural Foundation

The Duane Carter Cultural Foundation is a private nonprofit organization created in 1995 to promote education and reading. The Foundation is named in honor of Duane Carter who greatly contributed to La Antigua’s cultural development. Initially established inside the El Sitio Cultural Project, in 1998 the Foundation moved its books to the Banco de...

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Buena Onda

Some of the visitors who spend time in La Antigua search for ways to give back by lending their time, talents, and energy to different community projects around Guatemala – and some help finding those opportunities could certainly come in handy. Buena Onda – a non-profit organization and volunteer resource center (whose name means...

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