Two years ago my sister and I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful country of Guatemala. We hiked, swam, and shopped. It was an amazing adventure that I will never forget. We were inspired to travel there because one of my good friends from grad school had moved there, in part, to save the world. I’m posting this on GTB, to ask for your lunch funds, or if you are feeling flush on pay day, your happy hour funds to help the NGO she is working with.
While there is beauty in the country there is also extreme poverty. Much more so than I have seen in other parts of the world. My friend Andrea’s NGO is trying to help through education. Her story is below:
For the past 4 years I have been volunteering for an NGO in Guatemala. In late January, I became part of their team.Please visit www.casasito.org to learn more about our work. And here is the direct donation link: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-8-youth-succeed-in-schooll-and-society/
CasaSito is a small, but powerful NGO which provides support to Guatemalan youth so they can attain an education through a financial scholarship, psycho-social support, extra-curricular and pedagogical activities, and art. Our programs respond to the social, educational, and cultural context that our youth face.
Paulino is one example of the excellent work CasaSito does. He came from humble beginnings and without hope for a future other than cyclical poverty. Paulino began to receive a scholarship in 2009 and now he is a university student earning an auditing degree and working in his profession at a local NGO. He is providing a pathway for a better future for himself, his family, and community as a whole.
We have an opportunity to raise significant funds on July 15 for kids like Paulino. Today, July 15th, the organization Global Giving will match your donation by 30%. For example, with $100 donation, GG and an additional $30.
Regardless of the donation size, your collaboration will have an impact on our youth.