Utz makes shipping easy and fun. The maker continues to do what they do best, and we take care of the rest.
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.
Niños de Guatemala operates three schools outside of Antigua, Guatemala helping over 500 children from low-income families a year. With our partnerships in the Netherlands, the United States, France, and volunteers from all over the world, we help provide innovative education and support to families. Niños de Guatemala core educational program 'Skills for Success' gives the children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.
Rights Action works in Honduras and Guatemala in support of community-based land, environmental and human rights defenders resisting harms and (often deadly) violence caused by different sectors of the global economy: mining and hydro-electric dams; for-export production of African palm, sugarcane and bananas; tourism and the ‘sweatshop’ garment industry.
StoveTeam International promotes the local production, distribution, and proper use of safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves to replace indoor open-fire cooking in Latin America.
WJI is building a more equitable world for Maya women and girls by combating gender inequality and violence against women and girls. Through an innovative community-based approach, WJI is improving the lives of women and girls by increasing their access to justice and improving their ability to exercise their rights to live free from violence.
Asociación Sueños provides extracurricular education to students of all ages and their parents through three student programs, as well as a three-pronged support system to ensure their success.
ODIM (Organization for the Development of the Indigenous Maya) is an non-profit organization in Guatemala that exists because people like you and I believe that this world can be a better place. We dare to believe that compassionate, competent and comprehensive medical care and education are possible even in the poorest places on earth. We believe that working together with the people of San Pablo and San Juan la Laguna is better than going it alone. We believe that there are many people in this world who believe as we do, and it is with you that we offer the chance to partner—as volunteers, donors, and allies. Believing as we do, we can move mountains.
Tree 4 Hope is committed to providing a bright future of long-term hope for children, elders, and their families in Guatemala and around the world through educational, health, and mental wellness outreach programs.
Nursing Heart Inc./Asociación Corazon de Enfermería focuses on public health and health services for their community, whilst providing an opportunity for nurses and caregivers to consider the deeper motivations of their calling.
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.
Open Doors 4 All believe that hard work, education, and opportunity are the basis of a prosperous life, healthy communities, and happiness. Quality education comes with not only enhanced work opportunities, but also an enriched community. By offering quality education, we can accomplish our goal of opening doors for all.
Wuqu ’Kawoq is innovating a healthcare model focused on providing high quality services with linguistic and cultural competence for indigenous, poor and marginalized communities in Guatemala.
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.
WIND is a Christian, non-profit organization which was established in 2007 to look beyond the confines of typical solutions and address issues associated with poverty in the Highlands of Guatemala.
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.
Loving Arms/Asociación Brazos Amorosos are focused on the development of the disadvantaged Indigenous people of Guatemala and their communities. We provide services, resources, and education to provide a better quality of life for the children, youth, and adults.
Amigos de Santa Cruz works to improve the lives of the indigenous people of Santa Cruz and surrounding villages through education and sustainable economic empowerment.
We are an association that is apolitical and non-governmental that aims to provide medical, educational, spiritual, moral and social assistance to every person of limited resources, orphaned or abandoned. We provide medical consultations, perform specialized surgeries and help people find permanent homes in Guatemala. We exceed the expectation of the sick and the neediest we serve, but also of the volunteers who collaborate with us, and with the doctors and professionals, benefactors and the government that work alongside us. Our shared aim is developing a sustainable project with transparent management. Through our work we seek to transform the lives of those who come into contact with us.
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.