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Mayan Families General Fund - Where Most Needed

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Karina Ortiz


 I want to help others but I can't do it alone. I want to do something meaningful and something that will bring hopes and smiles to the faces of children and their parents.

~We as human beings should help anyone in need. To stop hunger we must all come together as one. Together we can save lives and fulfill lives. Just one dollar can make a big difference in the life of someone who has nothing.~

I am a 21 year old single mom of a beautiful 4 year old boy & live in Southern California. I am struggling to raise my son on my own, his father has been in and out of jail since the day my son was born. One day I was so stressed about money and how I was gonna pay my bills. I cried. I wanted to take my mind off everything so I was going through movies on Netflix (free trial ;p) and came across the documentary Living on One Dollar, this documentary opened my eyes and made me feel bad because there are others that truly struggle. In the U.S. There are many options and government programs that help families financial as well as health care programs, so I wondered if these programs were available for the people in rural areas of other countries, but of course not.

 "The objective is to stimulate long-term progress through school sponsorships, health initiatives, vocational training and microfinance, while providing emergency aid to those in critical need.

Our crucial work is only made possible by our incredible supporters. Please help us continue helping rural Guatemalans lift themselves out of poverty."

$20 Provides general medicine
$40 Provides a large basket of food
$56 Gives a family three egg-laying hens
$121 Buys a water filter that lasts 10 years
$170 Buys a bed and mattress
$186 Provides a fuel-efficient stove
$200 Feeds a family of 6 for one month
$5,000 Allows us to purchase the materials for and build a cement two-room house


The Team: $4,705 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Renee Ancel

Amount Raised



113% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Leslie Hodgen

Amount Raised



72% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Anna Gouznova

Amount Raised



67% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Samiya Kapoor

Amount Raised



132% Raised of $500 Goal

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Mayan Families

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Bryan Stuart

Amount Raised



25% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Donnie Tognazzini

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Jazmile Batista

Amount Raised



20% Raised of $500 Goal

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