Every Guatemalan is entitled to a dignified existence. Even though they desperately desire this, many cannot achieve a better life by their own efforts. We can do something about this. We can help them to improve their standard of living.
Because real improvement can come only from the people themselves Flor Ayuda encourages independence and social involvement in the projects. We focus our efforts on training. Without education the children will not be able to improve their standard of living.
Our policies can be seen by downloading our Policies document, which is in the process of translating.
Our first priority is to raise funds so that we are able to support various projects. We partner with a local organization which we manage. Through the local organization we ensure that the projects are locally appropriate and are managed by Guatamalans.
We need all the help we can get so that we can support the various Flor Ayuda projects. With the help of individuals, businesses, schools, hospitals, churches, foundations and associations, we already have been able to help many poor people in Guatemala.
Flor Ayuda has a Fundraising Committee, consisting of people who feel connected to Guatemala and the Mayan people. The Fundraising Committee raises money by sponsoring fundraising activities, giving lectures, and advising others who wish to undertake a fundraising activity.
With our help AGDI (Asociación Guatemalteca de Desarrollo Integral) plans various projects based on local needs. They then ask for our sponsorship. After a project is approved, we raise funds to enable its realization. AGDI implements the projects and issues status reports to Flor Ayuda . Board members make periodic visits to Guatemala to monitor and evaluate the projects locally.
What exactly do we do? We assist in the operation of schools for elementary, intermediate, and vocational education. We also have a scholarship program. We support a clinic in El Milagro, and sponsor various courses for personal development of women.
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