My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mayan Families, Slatersville, RI, USA
I used to support students and families with Mayan Families until the U.S. board of directors took over the operations in Guatemala. In early 2018 under 'new management' they stopped paying the monthly tuition of two of my sponsored students (without my knowledge) and caused the oldest one to have to leave school and go to work as the family could not pay the tuition. I had already paid sponsorship fees for the entire year, so there was no reason for the org to not pay. When I finally found out in early 2019, I ended up having to pay the schools directly more than $300 of past due tuition for 2018 in order to get the students re-enrolled for school for 2019. The family was so embarrassed and upset about what had happened. Many other of our students also did not receive various donations sent in 2018 under the new board. NOW I sponsor all our students with FUNDAMAYA, which was the on-the-ground organization that provided all the support and assistance to the local people with love, care, and respect!