Natün Guatemala works in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala to implement community-led programs that address systemic barriers and build cultural strength and resilience. Our work is driven by the expertise of Mayan staff and community leaders towards long-term, meaningful change in the areas of education, nutrition & health, and economic development.
Natün Guatemala, a registered US 501(c)3 organization in the US, works in partnership with our legally-registered Guatemalan partner association (Asociación Natün) to implement our programs on the ground.
Yabal Guatemala is a Fair Trade organization, focused on sustainable fashion, that supports indigenous women’s weaving cooperatives in Guatemala, providing them with the opportunity to sell their hand-woven products through local and international markets.
Asociación Puente works with groups of women in vulnerable communities and with the prevention of chronic malnutrition for children under the age of 5. We provide education in food and nutrition security, food preparation, agricultural activities, local savings and credit associations and income generation.
Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. WCK has created a new model for disaster response through its work helping devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems.
WCK has served more than 40 million meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including The Bahamas, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Venezuela, and the United States.
WCK’s Resilience Programs in the Caribbean and Central America have trained hundreds of chefs and school cooks, advanced clean cooking practices, and awarded grants to farms, fisheries and small food businesses while also providing training and networking opportunities.
We are a community of missionaries serving and living in low-income communities.
The Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura (Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura - IMAP) is a non-profit organization based in Guatemala. It was founded in 2000 by a group of local people concerned about the serious environmental, social, political and cultural problems that affect Mesoamerican communities.
We have established an education center where we promotes the teaching of Permaculture techniques, the conservation of biodiversity, the production of seeds and vegetables in an organic way, and a seed bank that fights for the rescue of the heritage of native seeds.
Friendship Bridge’s history began with its work in Vietnam providing medical education and shipping medical supplies to impoverished populations in war-ravaged areas. While medical supplies were positively impacting the lives of recipients, Friendship Bridge was looking for a more sustainable solution to poverty reduction — the solution was microcredit. In 1994, we shifted our focus from medical supplies to microcredit and began offering small loans to impoverished women. Our clients, indigenous women who were deemed ‘unbankable,’ started or expanded small businesses and began creating their own sustainable solutions to poverty.
In 1998, Friendship Bridge expanded its work to Guatemala, another war-ravaged country suffering extreme poverty and offering limited opportunities to women. Friendship Bridge shifted out of Vietnam as operations in Vietnam became unsustainable due to an unfavorable political climate. Focusing solely on Guatemala, and aided by investment from American donors, the seeds of the Microcredit Plus program we know today were planted.
By 2003, almost 3,000 clients were borrowing from Friendship Bridge. By 2006 the number tripled to 9,000 clients, and today we reach more than 22,000 women through our Microcredit Plus program.
Pionero Philanthropy is bridging the gap between Guatemalan nonprofits, donors, and information seekers around the globe.
Working Hands is a non-profit charitable organization for the strengthening of the family economy, environmental care and support for education through project management.
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to create economic opportunities for coffee-growing communities in Guatemala.
Naturally Smart Travel coordinates group and private impact tours to create culturally immersive experiences throughout Guatemala. We work directly with our guests to build their dream itinerary that blends culture, low or high impact adventure, and social empowerment.
Online store that channels remittances from migrants in the USA into products that change and improve lives in Guatemala in a measurable way.
Novica is a global company with a humanitarian focus, it is a Marketplace of handmade products giving the opportunity to thousands of artists and artisans to sell their products to customers around the world. We have offices in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Our mission is to empower artisans to improve your life by promoting their art, history and cultural heritage to a global audience through the Internet.
We work on the comprehensive transformation of women. We are a Guatemalan organization, legally constituted, formed by a team of more than 35 professional women and the integration of almost 70 volunteers trained and equipped in our Volunteer program that imparts the vision of working in the integral transformation of women.
The Asociación Nuevo Amanecer de Santiago Atitlán (ANADESA Association) was born as a result of the natural disaster caused by Hurricane Stan in October 2005, which severely hit the communities of Panabaj and Tzanchaj in the municipality of Santiago Atitlán. Currently the Association works in the development and service of rural communities in the municipality of Santiago Atitlán.
The development of the ANADESA project has been evolutionary, initially being a proposal for social assistance and accompaniment to the organization of the community, to later become a preferentially educational proposal from a sustainability perspective. It currently has legal status in force, staff to attend to projects and its own building.
Casa del Alfarero is a Christ-Centered organization, that fights against poverty by promoting a personal relationship with God among the beneficiaries and through 5 holistic development programs. We work with at-risk communities in three regions of the country.