Through my trip to Guatemala and working on the quilts for the orphanage at Santa Apolonia, I learned of another non-profit, Mayan Families doing work for needy indigenous families around the Lake Atitlan area. Mayan Families provides food, medical assistance, housing needs, and student sponsorships on a very personal basis. Donations can be made to particular people and projects. I started sponsoring a student last year. Francisca graduated from high school recently and will be starting university this month.
School for the children in this very depressed area starts in a few days. Many children are still waiting for a sponsor in order to attend school this year. It costs only $190 to send an elementary school child to school for the year. This amount is beyond many families in the area who struggle just to feed their families. You can check out the list of children still looking for sponsors. Maybe you'll be inspired to help a child create a better future.
Mayan Families is an officially recognized 501.c.3 non-profit, so donations are tax-deductible.