FundaMaya Canada is an organization dedicated to helping indigenous families in rural Guatemala.

One child at a time; one family at a time


Education is key to improving the lives of these children and their families. To sponsor a child $563 annually; $47 per month.  For fee structure for elderly or university sponsorships, click on "Items to Donate" on the menu across the top.  There are many children needing sponsors for 2021!

Family Aid Donations

Families are in need of food, medical assistance, household items, water filters and more. Click on the menu above on "Items to Donate" to learn more about these donation opportunities and related costs.  Examples of the types of basic needs for education and family aid in our programs may be found by following the Guatemalan FaceBook pages "Fundamaya" and "Amigos de FundaMaya".

Sponsor Visits and Volunteer Opportunities

Visits with students and their families, sponsored elderly, or the preschools are heartwarming and life changing.  To arrange a visit or to learn about volunteer opportunities in Panajachel, Guatemala, please contact our Guatemalan service provider at

COVID-19 - Critical need for food - Please donate to Emergency Food Fund

Please renew annual student sponsorships prior to December 15th.  Monthly sponsorships do not require any actions on your part unless you wish to make a change.

Welcome to the new website for Canadian Friends of FundaMaya Association (FundaMaya Canada), registered charity number 850482795RR0001.  We work closely with our service provider, FundaciĆ³n Familia Maya (FundaMaya), a Guatemalan organization with local indigenous leadership that focuses on Education, Well-being and Empowerment, to further our programs of alleviating poverty and advancing education.


The Elder
She's so tiny, barely reaching to my shoulder.  Her clothes are worn and dirty, the colours muted with age.
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Eddy has a sponsor!
This is Eddy.  He is in this third year of Business Administration.  A sponsor has provided the funds for him to complete his degree!
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Update on FundaMaya
The FundaMaya office has reopened!
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Ways to Help our Families
Food remains the critical need during the pandemic.  To promote good health, there are three additional options for aiding families.
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