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Review for Mayan Families, Slatersville, RI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Board Member and Founder of Mayan Families. I personally moved down to Guatemala in August-2009 to be here full time and work with the Indigenous Mayan peoples of Guatemala. I am always amazed at what a small organization can get done. We are working with a young girl who has been on anti-biotics for the last 6 years and she is now going into Guatemala City to have an operation to correct the problem, thanks to donations that Sharon has been able to get thru her blog. There is a new Junior High School going up in the village of Tierra Linda thanks in part to Mayan Families. I have personally worked with many volunteers, medical clinics, dental clinics, delivering water filters to families, schools and the local Hospital in Solola, Guatemala. I have seen firsthand the benefits of Micro-Loans - Micro Finance on Indigenous Women and their families and the hope that kids have when we tell them that we found a sponsor for them to be able to go to school! I have smiled, laughed and been brought to tears here working with Mayan Families. It's amazing!

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

working with the over 1,400 Students that are sponsored to go to school. I helped on the web site, fundraise, take photos, post Biographies of the students and visit some of their schools and homes. Very inspiring, these children want to go to school!

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

More Grants from Foundations are needed.

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

Working in the field, going to El Barranco, to work in the community centers in San Jorge and Tieera Linda. Their is something going on all of the time, I have not been bored.

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

Amazing and hard working!

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

Make significant changes in the lives of Millions of impoverished Mayan people.

Ways to make it better...

There were more computers for the Indigenous Mayan childrens computer classes.

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

Getting Grants from Foundations

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

Their photos and blog tell the story.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & Working with Mayan Families in the field here in Guatemala.