Rainy Season at Lake Atitlan


The rainy season around Lake Atitlan runs from May to September. In an area where many families already struggle to put food on the table, the impact of the rainy season increases their vulnerability. Heavy rains lead to flooding rivers that can wipe out fragile homes that have been cobbled together by tin sheets, cornstalks, and cardboard. Employment may cease as sand and rocks can no longer be dug from the river bed, construction and tourism slow.
Food assistance becomes even more important. Malnutrition leads to mental and physical impairments and increases susceptibility to disease. Breakfast, lunch and dinner may consist of only tortillas and salt and perhaps not every day.

How can you help?

  1. Click on "Items to Donate" on the menu above.  All items are in Canadian dollars.
  2. Donate to sponsor a child at $47 per month or $563 per year (Canadian). A child in preschool will receive a nutritious meal and snack every school day. Note in the "Message" section of the donation page, "sponsor a child".
  3. Donate to sponsor an elderly person for $51 per month or $612 per year (Canadian). Note in the "Message" section of the donation page, "elderly care program".
  4. Donate to sponsor a preschool (Canadian)breakfast $67 or elderly lunch $201 (Canadian).
  5. Donate a basket of food $60 Canadian.

Thank you!