Buenas Cosas

Rating: 4.61 stars   38 reviews

Issues: Food, Environment, Homeless & Housing

Location: Correo Santa Elena Santa Elena 17029 Guatemala

Mission: Buenas Cosas is direct voluntourism and sustainable community development with a functional respect for established culture, lifestyle, traditions and nature. Buenas Cosas is a registered Guatemalan non-profit, and a pending 501(c)3, association of family, friends and neighbors who serve their community and nature. Every cent that enters Buenas Cosas goes directly to communities, programs and projects that cultivate Good Things – Buenas Cosas. Buenas Cosas does not work with ‘sending organizations’ or tourism/travel. Buenas Cosas does not disburse nor receive commissions for anything from anyone – doing so would be a direct afront to our beliefs and core values. We directly engage our volunteers and their payments support sustainable, eco-happy development in our Partner Communities. Buenas Cosas currently serves 8 Partner Communities with 1,500 families in Peten Guatemala. We work with local community stake-holders and customize our programs and projects to meet each community’s unique culture, ecosystem and needs. As such, each Partner Community and its associated programs and projects have their own unique character.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent 5 weeks at Buenas Cosas and it was a really good opportunity and I really enjoyed it. Met some really nice people. Peteneros are really nice. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and I'm really glad they had me here. Thank you, Buenas Cosas.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wouldn't change a thing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

We arrived at Buenas Cosas right before Christmas and they were very welcoming and accomodated our needs for a Language Exchange and a putting us up with a local family. It was very nice. The family stay was really nice. The family was loving and really nice. One of my favorite things was learning how to cook tamales on Christmas - it was really awesome. Gracias Buenas Cosas.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No change is needed - these are good people doing good things.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with BC was really good. I took care of 50 baby chickens. Helped with the goats was a lots fun. Met people from all over the world. I played with animals every day, that was my goal and it was a great time.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Will someone please get these good people who do good things more good money to do even more good things...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Had a great experience with my family and everyone else. Lots of huge hearts at Buenas Cosas. Thank you everyone :)

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give these good people more good money to do more good things :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I participated with the Good Maya project here at Buenas Cosas. It was really fun. I made empanadas, tamalitos, bollitos... a hammock too. An amazing experience. I highly really recommend this project if you're looking for something new. If you want to know anything else, check out the website.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them more money to do more good things :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

My homestay and my experience with Buenas Cosas was wonderful.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give these good people more funding so they can do more good work in their partner communities

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

It's been totally beautiful. It's been fantastic. I can really recommend everyone to come here and have a beautiful experience.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give these good people more money to do more good things

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

One of the best organizations we’ve seen. Great family environment. Enjoyed our time here.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Buenas Cosas needs funding - send them a buck or two :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

My homestay family has been nothing but wonderful. Peace, Love and Buenas Cosas!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give this organization more money - they will use it the way it should be used :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I was in San Antonio with Lezvia's family and they were amazing. I learned how to make tortillas and use a machete, which is fun. Was teaching English classes and working in the community gardens and helping around the house.... it was a really good experience and a good look at grass-roots development.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give these people more funding!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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