Lan Vwa began when our founder went to Haiti to help deliver aid after an earthquake and became involved in educational efforts. Our name translates to “the voice” in Haitian Creole, reflecting our efforts to return what poverty has stolen from citizens of developing areas - their voice. As Lan Vwa grew, successful programs have been implemented in Haiti and Guatemala. By connecting communities to educational access and tools, we hope to continue empowering our students to fulfill their dreams and potential.
Asociación Alas de Guatemala (WINGS Guatemala) is a non-profit organization that provides quality reproductive health education and services to underserved, primarily rural Guatemalan youth, women, and men.
Caras Alegres serves children and families in Las Rosas, a neighborhood in the city of Quetzaltenango. Caras Alegres is committed to strengthening the community of Las Rosas by offering after school programming and other resources promoting the well-being of at-risk children.
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.
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.
Asociación Brillo de Sol operates a school for children with special needs located in San Gaspar Vivar, in the municipality of La Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. We are an educational project working on inclusion.
Our founder Alice So Fong Lee had previously worked in Guatemala and fell in love with the people and culture, who made her feel welcomed and at home. Alice and her husband Greg Schwendinger made the decision to make the land of eternal spring their permanent residence. With passion, commitment, and knowledge of successful development strategies in Africa and Latin America, they saw an opportunity to support educational projects in Guatemala and together they formed CasaSito Association.
The name CasaSito comes from two words - "Casa" or home because Alice and Greg wanted to create a place where everyone feels at home. "Sito" because it is the name of a small, but powerful motorbike engine. They wanted to establish a small, close-knit organization, that has a deep impact in the communities in which it works.
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.
Yo'o Guatemala work with rural populations in Guatemala. We believe in community education and development. We provide opportunities for low-income families and their children in Purulhá Municipality. Our community center programs serve approximately 2,200 children of school age and their families.
We are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through initiatives to strengthen civil society, cross-sectoral dialogue, political advocacy, training, solidarity promotion, volunteering and for providing information on useful resources for the programmes that we have.
Primeros Pasos (a program of Asociación PASOS) is a non-profit, independent organization with a comprehensive outlook on health care. With the collaboration of health professionals, health educators, volunteers, and community leaders, Primeros Pasos offers quality and affordable health care and health education to the rural, underserved communities of the Palajunoj Valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
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.
The Colectiva Feminista Artesanas Antigua Guatemala aims to raise awareness about violence against women and girls by offering workshops and talks. They also provide accompaniment and safe spaces for women and girls, free from violence.
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.
Limitless Horizons Ixil is creating opportunities for the indigenous youth, women, and families of Chajul, Guatemala, to develop the academic and professional skills needed to effect change in their lives and community.
Paz Joven Guatemala is an organization focused on promoting the abilities and potential of young leaders and the local, regional and national level in Guatemala.
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.