Thank you to my dear friends and family for your kind donations to my campaign. We now have finalised the purchase of the land which will soon host the school we are planning to build! A medical clinic is in the pipeline also...
Hey everyone, my name is David, and my partner, who operates a landscaping business here in Guatemala, recently hired a group of people temporarily for a large job. Once completed, these former employees came knocking on the door every day looking for work, food, or any help they could get. You see, their former employer was taking advantage of these poor folk, paying next to nothing for long days of hard labor. Many of them went hungry most days, giving up their food so their children wouldn't feel the pain of hunger, and had to give up their shelters for lack of funds, currently living like sardines of 10-14 people per a tiny metal shed. Covid-19 has introduced further turmoil as curfews and business closures mean many sources of income that they could rely on before have simply evaporated.
Currently, we help 234 Gutelmaltecos, providing a hearty breakfast each day, and are constructing shelters on some land we own. We have even begun sourcing computers, teachers and are about to start constructing a basic school so that the kids can grow into capable human beings with the skills required to enjoy a better life in the future.
The funds I am trying to raise are mainly to cover the food costs to allow these guys to eat at least one good meal a day. Currently, it costs the equivalent of just over $500 a day for breakfast for each of them. About $2.2 per person.
Every little bit really counts so if you feel like you can help someone who so desperately needs it, and can afford to give a little, we will be enormously grateful, and so will your Guatemalan buddies!
Help us help these guys (some pictured below).
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