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Phone: 619-550-2608
2609 Hartford St
San Diego
California 92110
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Target demographics: Indigenous Maya people in Guatemala

Direct beneficiaries per year: Tens of thousands

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Install Fuel efficient Stoves, translate student letters, hand out donations and much more depending on our schedule!

Geographic areas served: Guatemala

Programs: Education
Student Sponsorship
Sponsor a Student
General Education
Sewing Classes
Community Programs
Family Aid
Sponsor a Family
Elderly Feeding Program
Holiday Tamale Baskets
Healthy Families
Animal Welfare
Sponsor a Dog or Puppy
Onil and other Fuel Efficient Stoves
Water Filters
Micro Finance and Micro Loans
Mayan Families Kids and Teens Sports program

Mayan Families provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala, through education and community development programs.


Mayan Families operates on the principle that all people should have access to the basic necessities of life. We strive to accomplish our goals through working democratically with the communities we serve.
Over 2,800 Students sponsored to go to school in 2012!
Hundreds of Micro Loans given out to impoverished Indigenous Mayan Women.
Thousands of Water Filters given out to Indigenous Families. 6 Preschools running year round that feed and educate numerous malnourished children. 6 years of Spay and Neuter Clinics in rural Guatemala and so much more! Please go to our web site at www.mayanfamilies.org

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We came to volunteer with Mayan Families as part of a Mission Trip. We installed stoves, worked in the pre-schools, organized a soccer game, and worked with elder care. We were SO impressed with Mayan Families and everything they organized for us. Not only was it amazing to work so closely with ... more »
I worked as an intern at Mayan Families for two months this summer and had the most rewarding and valuable experience of my life so far. I had visited Guatemala with a university group for one week in May and met with several nonprofit organizations across the country to find potential partners. ... more »
My Children and I started working with Mayan Families in 2009 and have been back twice including this last summer for a month. One of the things that sets this organization apart from other good ones in the Lake Atitlan area is that they truly make use of the resources that are offered. They don't ... more »
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