The Guatemala Project is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization based in Iowa, USA. Dedicated to bettering the lives of Guatemalan citizens of limited means, The Guatemala Project works exclusively with the Guatemalan organization, ImagininGUATEmala, primarily in the areas of shelter, food security, health services and educational support.
Shelter: Provides housing that is safe, weather resistant and sustainable, for who do not have the means.
Food Security: Works to bring much needed food to areas and neighborhoods where hunger is a major issue.
Health Services: Brings medical, dental, and other services to the people, primarily children, are most in need.
Educational Support: Seeing an additional need, the Guatemala Project now supports the education of the children by aiding in providing resources necessary for school attendance including books, uniforms and other supplies.
To accomplish these tasks, the Guatemala Project focuses their efforts on three areas:
1) Recruiting service-based teams of people from the USA and other countries to travel to Guatemala to provide hands-on improvement for the people of Guatemala.
2) Providing opportunities to financially support families through sponsorship. The resources provided goes to providing what is needed for a particular family of limited means.
3) Seeking one-time monetary donations to meet the significant organizational needs of ImagininGUATEmala and to fill in the gaps where other financial means may lack.
Board of Directors
The Guatemala Project is led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, each responsible for various duties, that meets on a regular basis to conduct the business of the organization.
Kathy McCue - President
Lisa Hebl - Treasurer
Gina Walsh - Secretary
James Burke - Service Teams
Cathy Fuller - Publicity
Mark Fuller - Publicity/Tech