The town of Tzununá is located high above the shores of Lake Atitlan. To get to this community you must take a boat and walk up a mountain path or about 400 steep stone steps to meet a courageous group of women and their amazing leader Santos Tepaz. In this community we have worked with 15 men and women since 2014.
To go to school in this community, children must walk about 20 minutes on the mountainous trails or steep stairs. A traditional Kaqchikel community, the children are amazingly bright, beautifully dressed, adventurous and dedicated.
Our objective in Tzununá is in part to encourage girls to stay in school and to understand that it matters. In this community, like other communities in Guatemala, girls typically only reach 6th grade. The distance and the lack of schools in the locality and the customs of the community are the biggest obstacles to continue studying.
In this Wakami group, you can support the dream of 7 boys and 4 girls with school scholarships.
The Wakami Foundation serves to support the women, children and
families of our Wakami Communities.
These communities are led by women who struggle against a lack of
resources, a lack of opportunities and often against community
prejudices against women working and owning a business. The one
thing that matters most to our Wakami women is the education of their
children. By supporting their education, you are played a critical role in
improving the lives of their families and communities
Become a Wakami Dream Maker for a donation of $600 or more!!
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