Teresa, the founder of this organization, told us, " The majority of the people affected by the eruption and lava flow live in poverty and were not advised by officials to evacuate. Many of the survivors who lived in the area were not at home during the eruption. They later learned that they lost many family members. I read about one woman who lost 48 family members. She goes to ground zero everyday searching for her loved ones remains. Many others are reporting loses of between 10-20 loved ones."
If you'd like to help, please consider donating to one of these organizations.
Associacion Vida - Our artisan partners are helping to raise funds and deliver supplies for the victims with this local nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, education, housing and nutrition in San Miguel Duenas (where our artisan partners live and work). San Miguel Duenas is located about 10-20 miles from where the worst damage occurred in San Juan Alotenango and El Rodeo.
Wings Guatemala - Founded by a Returned Peace Corps volunteer, this organization provides quality reproductive health education and services to underserved, primarily rural Guatemalan youth, women and men and have a special campaign to support the volcano relief efforts.
World Compassion Network - This organization has excellent photos, stories, and updates on relief efforts that they are coordinating via their facebook page.
10% of sales through July 10th from our Guatemala products will be donated to relief efforts