We provide transformative workshops dedicated to empowerment and gender equity for youth living in Guatemala. Through our workshops and programs, youth develop the knowledge, skills, and courage they need to make informed life-choices and reach their highest potential. We run all of our programs in partnership with local schools and organizations in some of Guatemala’s most marginalized and at-risk communities. Our in-depth curriculum runs weekly over the course of three years and fosters the development of self-esteem, personal agency, social-emotional development, human rights advocacy, violence prevention, leadership, and activism.
Habitat for Humanity Guatemala helps low–income families improve their living conditions by building new homes and housing communities, stabilizing and improving existing houses, and offering affordable housing solutions such as smokeless stoves, water filters and basic sanitation services.
Days for Girls began when the Founder and CEO Celeste Mergens was working with a family foundation and orphanage in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Asking “What are girls doing for feminine hygiene?” Celeste learned that girls were sitting on cardboard for several days each month, often going without food unless someone would bring it to them. This set in motion her first intervention - disposable pads. But without any place to dispose of the pads, this was neither a viable nor a sustainable solution. So it was time for Plan B: a washable, long-lasting pad.
Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls.
The idea of creating ONGVoluntariado arose from our own experiences as volunteers. More than 6 years ago, two colleagues started collaborations as international partners in different projects in countries in Central America, Africa, and India. We want to provide information, security and trust to international volunteers, as well as continuous follow-ups throughout the volunteering process.
SECCATID provides care services for people with drug addiction problems. Services are free of charge to people who present problematic consumption of some psychoactive substance and who come to the center voluntarily. It also serves users who are referred by other government programs, courts, NGOs, among others, covering the entire national territory.
APEVIHS is a non-governmental and non-profit organization committed to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, research and humanitarian assistance and food and nutrition security, as well as projects in the areas of school education, entrepreneurship with women and local collaborations towards shared solutions to prevalent problems in the region.
Cultural Survival has more than 48 years of experience partnering with Indigenous communities and works closely with a trusted network of Indigenous partners and international human rights advocates across the globe. We engage opportunities to leverage our experience and leadership in advocacy, media, public education, programs, and in providing platforms to amplify and empower the voices of Indigenous Peoples as they work to claim their rights to self-determination, their lands, cultures, and precious ecosystems that are essential to the whole planet.
Constru Casa improves the quality of life among Guatemalans through the provision of basic housing and support programs. We work to lift entire communities out of poverty though our integral community development programs which include the construction of dignified concrete block housing in combination with the construction of community buildings such as schools, clinics, orphanages, and community centers.
Ecofiltro is a social enterprise that has a very clear objective. To reach 1 million guatemalan families in rural areas with clean water by the year 2020.
We will only use financially sustainable methods to reach this goal and we will always remain open to sharing our production process and marketing tactics with any outside group that wants to solve the water challenge in their home country.
Estufas Chispa manufactures and distributes high-quality, affordable cooking solutions for Guatemalan families. We build our stoves in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez and distribute nation-wide in partnership with with NGOs, local governments and community projects as well as through direct sales.
Circula: Centro de Liderazgo Restaurativo (formerly Asociación para el Liderazgo en Guatemala) works to facilitate the transformation of leaders willing to grow personally and professionally in order to increase their impact in Central America, promoting a culture of learning in a creative retreat space that facilitates reflection and collaboration between leaders.
With TuConsejería we are providing remote mental health services to underserved populations, with an emphasis on women survivors of violence, youth and suicide support. We have 3 affordable and confidential services: emotional support chat in times of crisis, video / audio psychological therapy and support groups.
The Observatorio de Eco-Educación / Research Foundation for the Innovation of Eco-Education researches, promotes and transforms education for ecological regeneration in Central America. We design and develop environmental and social sustainability and regeneration curricula for use in preK-12 schools and non-formal community organizations in order to promote and expand education practices and pedagogies related to environmental and social well-being and regeneration. In addition, we provide professional development to educators as well as technical support to other nonprofit organizations involved in environmental and ecological education. Finally, we organize professional conferences and other networking opportunities for researchers, conservationists, teachers, school directors, and others involved in environmental and ecological education activities to share ideas and advance their practice.
In a group or as a solo volunteer or intern, Buena Onda connects you with local, community-driven organizations dedicated to creating a positive impact and responsible development in Guatemala.
Refuge International is a US-based non-profit organization focused on improving lives in rural communities by improving access to healthcare, education, nutrition and clean water, and also provides opportunities for mentoring of students who wish to become involved in humanitarian efforts.
Semilla Nueva fights malnutrition with better corn. We produce and sell high-yielding, climate resilient, biofortified corn to farmers at an affordable cost. Our corn improves farmers’ incomes and the nutrition of their families and corn consumers. The seed contains higher zinc, iron, and protein quality compared to traditional corn and closes dietary gaps for women and children who consume the corn.
Faith In Practice is committed to serving the poor of Guatemala through short-term medical mission trips that take an integrated approach to care that strives to reach those in the greatest need. This is accomplished through our Village Medical Clinic, Hearing, Surgical, Women's Health, Dental, Orthopedics and Prosthetics, and Mobility Programs.
CLEAN International mobilizes and evaluates innovative, environmentally sustainable solutions for clean water and sanitation through ongoing education, partnerships, and evaluation in order to save and improve lives.