Mission: The Ripple Effect Inc. is a 501C grassroots organization focused on extremely impoverished areas of the Guatemalan highlands. It focuses on animal husbandry, clean water,, gardening education, and the support of destitute widows
Results: Development of water systems to 3 villages, provision of animals to needy families, subsistence programs for more than 100 widows. See our website and blog for additional information.
Target demographics: Ixchil people of Guatemala.
Geographic areas served: Ixchil Triangle, north of Chajul, Guatemala
Programs: Eden ixil educational farm provides education and sustinence for 20 local communities
model families educates local community with best home building and maintenance practices as well as efficient home improvements
village water projects provides services to improve local water conditions and accessibility
The Ripple Effect helps Guatemalans living in the highest mountains of Gautamala. I visited Gautemala many years ago and found the native Mayan residents to be very kind yet very poor. The infant mortality rate is so high that they often don't give their infants name untill they are 2 years old. The Ripple Effect helps by working with the local governments to provide water; it gives coffee plants so the people can grow their own cash crops, and it p;rovides livestock to widows so they can riase their own foor. It is a very worthwhile organization that uses almost all of its donation on the Gautemalan people. Please support it.