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REDUCING MALNUTRITION: THE LONG HAUL

Reducing malnutrition is possible only when the actions taken are oriented towards eradicating the structural causes. Such actions may take the form of: promoting access to health services promoting the practice of breastfeeding health training for parents promoting access to fortified and therapeutic foods, including local produce and protein sources …

ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FRONT

  We have just completed our proposal for the Microcredit Program and we are in the process of securing funds for the program. With some institutional partners already secured (more are needed), we are currently taking the next steps in the implementation of the project. Providing access to affordable capital …

NOURISHING COMMUNITIES

Dear friends and donors,  It is a pleasure to greet you and share the vision of Mayan Families Nutrition & Health work– putting the communities of Lake Atitlan on the path to being healthy and nourished.   In 2019, Mayan Families began a process of community participation with beneficiaries and community …

NUTRITION ISSUES IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

  Nutrition is a fundamental pillar in the development of a human being. That is the key fact underpinning all Mayan Families initiatives in Nutrition & Health throughout 2020 and which continues to this day.  Last year, we reached a crucial milestone with the new alliance that was set up …

EDUCATION UP TO THE MINUTE

  Happily, all of our students are now back in school, on the heels of a delayed start a month later than usual.  This school year, thanks to the support of our amazing donors, we are able to provide scholarships to over 1,200 students. The majority of the students are …

FAQ’s Strategic Plan 2020

Frequently Asked Questions – Strategic Plan 2020   What do the changes in the Strategic Plan mean for my student sponsorship? Even as we celebrate the bold step into the future that is our new Strategic Plan, we very much value and cherish the supporters whose role has been critical …

15 de Abril – tercera respuesta al COVID-19

En primer lugar, GRACIAS a muchos de ustedes que ya se han comunicado para apoyar nuestro trabajo de respuesta y las familias y comunidades.  Nos sentimos muy honrados y conmovidos con todos aquellos que han donado para nuestros esfuerzos de respuesta, y si aún no lo ha hecho, ¡aún puede contribuir aquí! La semana …

Our Work within Mayan Communities Continues

Dear friends of Mayan Families, As many of you know, since March 17th when the Government declared a State of Calamity, Guatemala has been in a lockdown. Our office in Panajachel continues to practice the necessary precautions and we are working incredibly hard to respond effectively to the crisis while keeping …