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 2020!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Welcome to the new website for Canadian Friends of FundaMaya Association (FundaMaya Canada), registered charity number 850482795RR0001. We work closely with our service provider, Fundación 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.
Our board member, Lois Reimer, will be visiting Guatemala in March to review our programs, to obtain updates on our students, elderly and families, to visit preschools and to visit the elderly lunch program.
The costs for a child to attend public school are well beyond the means of most families. Besides the inscription fee, families are responsible for school supplies, uniforms, books, shoes, transportation and meals.