We work principally in the Lake Atitlán region in the center of Guatemala. This region is defined by the Mayan communities living here, communities that share both a strong, vibrant culture and a dark history.
Since the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s through present day, the Maya people have faced violence, discrimination, and oppression in various forms. Today, the results of historical oppression and systemic racism means that across the country, Mayan communities are under-resourced and disproportionately prone to serious inequities in education, health & nutrition as well as economic development.
In the rural communities of Lake Atitlán, Sololá, which are served by our mission, we work from the strong belief that the Mayan community can and must drive community solutions and lead our effort, in the same breath as we recognize that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve education, health and economic development, which are human rights.