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Mayan Families
May 14, 2010

I spent two weeks in Panajachel, Guatemala. We arranged our housing and meals through Mayan Families, and were placed with a family. This proved to be an enriching experience, as well as excellent food! We spent time each day seeing various projects in the general area, such as building rooms and houses,stoves (with chimneys) that use less wood and cut down on respiratory problems. We visited a preschool that provided breakfast for the children and good programs. We attended several celebrations at other schools Tell your story here and help others understand this charity.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I saw children learning that would not have had the chance. We put together Mothers Day food baskets for almost 400 families, and distributed them. We helped start a woman out with materials for a sewing project to help her towards becoming economically

Ways to make it better...

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

Streamline the website a little bit.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The variety of experiences

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all individuals with different abilities. all friendly and interesting.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a lot more people to have a decent life in a variety of ways

Ways to make it better...

If I could have stayed longer (which of course is not attributable to Mayan Families.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Having enough time and resources...there are just so many people with so many problems. Terrain, weather, roads, supplies. Money and volunteers help a lot, and I imagine more of both would be good.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Had a great time! Learned a lot of things about front line possibilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & translated letters, subsidized building project.