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    Common Hope

    Antigua, Guatemala

    Common Hope believes education is the key to unwinding the cycle of poverty. The organization provides resources for thousands of impoverished children to attend school each year. The organization also partners with local schools to support and enhance the education they provide by way of interactive, engaging curriculum, and individualized support for at-risk students.

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    Constru Casa

    Antigua, Guatemala

    Constru Casa is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of Guatemalans living in poverty through the provision of basic housing. Volunteering at Constru Casa offers a unique cultural experience. Volunteers share intensive work time with the local masons, and have the opportunity to share the lives of an underprivileged Guatemalan family, all the while contributing to improve their lives through the building of a new house.

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    Under $200

    De La Gente

    Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala

    The De La Gente volunteering program creates a hands-on learning experience about life in Guatemala with families of small, independent coffee producers. Volunteers provide support to poverty-reducing, sustainable economic development projects. De La Gente strives for a collaborative relationship between volunteers and the families and communities with whom we work.

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    Konojel

    Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

    Konojel is fighting the root causes of poverty and malnutrition by creating sustainable, dignified work for women, educational support for young people, and by directly feeding the most malnourished and at risk community members. Volunteers with the right skills are needed to help support the organization’s core programs in nutrition education, childhood enrichment, and business development.

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    Long Way Home

    Outside Antigua, Guatemala

    Long Way Home is working to build self-sustainable schools that focus on promoting education, employment, and the environment. They are currently building a school in rural Guatemala that is functioning as a primary school; and as they continue building they need construction and education volunteers.

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    Niños de Guatemala

    Antigua, Guatemala

    Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is a Dutch-Guatemalan nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education to those who need it most. Since its founding in 2006, it has opened two primary schools, Nuestro Futuro and El Porvenir, which now serve almost 500 Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo de Cubo. In 2015, the organization expanded with a middle school program as well. To ensure each child receives personalized academic support, international volunteers work in the schools as classroom assistants.

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    Quetzaltrekkers Xela

    Xela, Guatemala

    Quetzaltrekkers is a non-profit, all volunteer-run trekking and outdoors association in Guatemala. They offer adventurous hikes through the volcanoes in the surrounding areas of Xela, Guatemala and then donate all profits to locally-run projects working with disadvantaged youth in and around the city.

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    Safe Passage/ Camino Seguro

    Guatemala City, Guatemala

    The organization works to provide a safe alternative for children living around and working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Even more, Camino Seguro helps children in the Guatemala City garbage dump community break the cycle of poverty through education, emphasizing life skills and perseverance. Volunteers live in Antigua and commute daily to nearby Guate City.

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    Unidas Para Vivir Mejor

    Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (United for a Better Life) is a women’s artisan cooperative located in the community of La Esperanza, a former squatter settlement on the edge of Guatemala City. Volunteers will co-teach at an after-school program and help with the children, and there are some opportunities in the medical program.