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Help Transform the Lives of Maya Women and Youth Guatemala

 

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We are a Guatemalan and U.S. registered nonprofit organization located in Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala. We directly support indigenous Maya women and youth from six rural communities in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Through our education, health, and ethical tourism programs, we help 49 women and 67 students access greater opportunities f […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
3 months minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
We do not charge for volunteer placements, though there are costs involved including flights and accommodations. Although living expenses can vary based on individual preferences, volunteers can anticipate paying around US$200 per month to rent a small apartment and US$150 per month for food. For longer-term volunteers we are able to offer housing at a minimum rate of US$100 per month.

Other information:
Volunteers learn about traditional Maya culture, including medicinal plants and backstrap weaving, and are encouraged to take a weaving class to better understand the traditional art we work to preserve and promote. Volunteers practice their Spanish, as well as help our Guatemalan staff improve their English.


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