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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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Where to volunteer in Guatemala City ?

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Where to volunteer in la Antigua Guatemala ?

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Where to volunteer in the Lake Atitlan?

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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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Niños de Guatemala

Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is a Dutch/Guatemalan NGO that works to break the cycle of poverty and empower local communities around La Antigua. The organization – founded in 2006 – has three schools and provides education to 430 children between 4 and 14 years of age. The first school is called Nuestro Futuro (Our...

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Alma de Colores (Colorful Soul)

Alma de Colores (Colorful Soul) is an inclusive workshop for people with disabilities in the Lake Atitlán region. Located in San Juan La Laguna, the workshop employs 23 people between the ages of 16 and 44 with different disabilities; they work in five areas: handicrafts, sewing and needlework, a bakery, an organic garden, and...

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Paso a Paso (Step by Step) with Eco Comal

Eco Comal designs, manufactures, and sells ecological stoves that have been designed to cook with firewood. As part of the company’s social outreach, a small project was begun near the stove factory’s location in San Antonio Aguas Calientes.  It began with pastry-baking workshops using ecological stoves, and tutoring of children. Once it started, Paso...

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Changing the World: one thread at a time

Guatemalan women work hard to provide a better future for their children. One of the important factors in getting and keeping a job is education. The majority of women in indigenous communities in Guatemala speak only their native Mayan language, which makes it difficult to communicate and to get a job. Many of these...

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