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Mayan Families' Fundraiser:

Feed the Elderly in Rural Guatemala

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THE STORY:

We, at Mayan Families, are undertaking this campaign to feed 20 elderly people, predominantly of indigenous decent, for one year.

The food crisis in Guatemala is having a devastating effect on the elderly. Without enough to eat, many older people are becoming weak and malnourished, leaving them more vulnerable to illnesses that they cannot afford medical care for. They are unable to provide for even their most basic needs. In many cases family members are unable to help as they struggle to feed themselves and their children, leaving the elderly without any form of support and often living in heartbreaking conditions.

The two elderly care programs that we run through Mayan Families in Guatemala are located in Panajachel and in San Jorge. This program aims to provide a daily nutritious lunch to over 76 elderly men and women who are unable to provide for themselves. The program also seeks to improve the quality of life of the participants by soliciting donations for beds, mattresses, water filters, etc., and providing medications and/or medical care.

Please help us keep this program going and help provide life-sustaining food and medical care that they so desperately need. Your generosity will be life changing for the elderly men and women in this program.

Please take five minutes to watch this video which shows the lives that our Elderly Care Program strives to improve: http://vimeo.com/69128087

$235

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $135

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3% Raised of $8,400 Goal

The Team: $235 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $135

In Memory of Juana 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago