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Target demographics: rural poor communities in Guatemala
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: teach a couple English classes
Geographic areas served: Peten Guatemala
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.
During its first year, Buenas Cosas removed more than a ton of garbage from our 8 Partner Communities, opened two new Community Centers, provided the first non-profit ecotourism trips to Tikal, El Mirador and, of course, our secret spots all around Lake Peten Itza. With the support of our Partner Communities and hundreds of participants, Buenas Cosas’ first year was a success. Thank You All!