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Our Giving Tuesday Focus:

A Time of Giving & Gratitude

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Goal: $25,000 ($33,500 CAD)


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"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond.

I consider those people my heroes."

Mister Rogers


Dear FundaMaya Friends,

The future of Guatemala is our children.

As a result, FundaMaya has focused on our preschools and nutrition centers for the past 12 years. We are once again making them our focus as we move into our Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020) fundraising drive: A Time of Giving & Gratitude.


The children, especially the indigenous children in Guatemala who FundaMaya serves, have a taller mountain to climb to reach the pinnacle of education in comparison to North American children. Education opens up choices and opportunities. It starts with the FundaMaya Preschool and Nutrition Centers for many in our communities.

Good nutrition is a must to allow our body and brain to have the nutrients necessary to stay physically healthy and to learn. Malnourished children are known to be ill more frequently and as a result have an increased risk of death.

Did you know, "In Guatemala, five out of 10 children under five years of age suffer from chronic malnutrition (49.8%), affecting eight out of 10 indigenous children (80%)." (Source: Human Development Report 2015-2016)?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food in Guatemala for most families has been even more limited. The nutrition we provide, whether in the schools themselves or food packets sent home to the student's family, is essential.

Our hope is to help our preschool students with access to nutritious foods as it has been found that many Guatemalan children, "have delayed cognitive development and consequently are likely to complete fewer years of schooling, which subsequently results in lower economic productivity." (Source: Black et al. 2013; Grantham-McGregor et al. 2007)."