ERGONOMIC CHAIRS FOR BACKSTRAP LOOM WEAVERS:
Please see the description of the ergonomic chairs here:
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MAYAN YOUTH TO ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY:
A Thread of Hope supports three young Maya who are attending university in Guatemala. One is about to graduate in clinical psychology, one is studying nursing, and the other, social work. The first, who is studying in Xela, has cost about $5,000 per year. The other two, who continue to live at home with their parents and study on weekends, cost $100 per month each.
To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check with A Thread of Hope Scholarships in the memo line, made out to UCDF (UPAVIM Community Development Foundation) to Barb Lorraine, 808 E. 23rd St., Bryan, TX 77803. Tax receipts will be mailed out each January. Thank you to UPAVIM Community Development Foundation for agreeing to pass on 100% of donations to our scholarship fund.
SCHOOL IN EL TRIUNFO, SOLOLA:
Another friend of Asociacion Maya, Ken McGuffin in Toronto, has raised money since 2007 to build additional floors onto the elementary school in El Triunfo, Solola, Guatemala, the rural community with the largest number of Asociacion Maya co-op members. Beginning in January 2008, the current elementary school began to be used in the afternoon for a new intermediate school. Since then new second and third floors have been built onto the school which now goes through 12th grade! Ken continues to raise many thousands of dollars per year to help cover the cost of salaries for teachers and the administrator, as well as school supplies and other necessities.
Education opportunities for the children in the village were quite limited. The publicly funded school in the village only covered grades one to six. Few children went beyond grade six since they must pay for further education, including transportation, books, supplies, uniform and some or all of the tuition. It’s a cost that few of the families can afford. Many children left school because they and their parents could see no hope for being able to continue past grade six. The majority of the students at the school now are girls!
The project has no religious or political agenda. We are simply providing the resources to enable a community to provide better educational opportunities for their children.
Please consider the school project in your charitable giving.
For US residents:
Make a tax-deductible donation by sending a check with A Thread of Hope School in the memo line, made out to UCDF (UPAVIM Community Development Foundation) to Barb Lorraine, 808 E. 23rd St., Bryan, TX 77803.
Tax receipts will be mailed out each January. Thank you to UPAVIM Community Development Foundation for agreeing to pass on 100% of donations to the school project!
For Canadian residents:
You can donate online here.
(Important: under “You can select to apply your donation to a specific fund set up by this charity,” please select “El Triunfo School Project.”)You can also mail a cheque payable to Pueblito Canada (please note this is a new address) :
107A 2238 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M6R 3A9
ATTN: El Triunfo School Project
Please e-mail me with any questions. Thank you so much for your support.