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 or contact There are many children waiting for the opportunity to go to school!

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

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.


Santa Semana Baskets
Order Santa Semana baskets now for delivery in April!
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Dolores has a sponsor - thank you!
Dolores is a sweet lady of 83 years of age who is looking for a sponsor.
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Changes to the Board of FundaMaya Canada
FundaMaya Canada was started in 2005 by Robin Pawliuk and her daughter, Leigh Born. 
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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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