Community Development


Many remote and rural communities in Guatemala lack basic infrastructure, such as school facilities, libraries, running water, drainage, and electricity. Natural disasters have also destroyed infrastructure in many rural communities, which has never been repaired or replaced due to lack of resources and little government support.

Our Approach


Mayan Families works in close collaboration with local communities to support their efforts to improve community infrastructure. Development committees comprised of local leaders identify a need, such as lack of classrooms or potable water, and approach us for support. The Shelter Department provides these committees with technical, design and financial assistance in order to ensure the successful completion of their projects.


We are proud to announce that in 2017, among other projects, we completed two preschools in Tierra Linda and Peña Blanca, benefiting over 130 students, a water project in Nahuala which provides potable water to 70 families and a protective roof over the Tierra Linda middle school allowing the playground to be used in all weathers.




Our Projects

New Preschool Nutrition Center in El BarrancoBringing Running Water to Peña Blanca

How to help

Donate to our projects as a whole, or to one of our current community development projects. 

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Mayan Families is an accredited 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization.


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