Every year since 2008 Aldea Maya has initiated and completed a large building project in partnership with Mayan Families Guatemala.
Our 2012 building project is to build a retaining wall for a home in San Jorge so that it does not slide down the mountain. Also we are putting in extensive drainage behind the home to combat it’s massive mold problem.
Our 2010 building project was to build a bathroom for the Chuk Muk Elementary school. The school had 500 students and no working bathroom. Our goal was to build a lockable, clean, bright working bathroom. M.F. project coordinator Juan organized the project.
Our 2009 building projectwas to build a kitchen for the Panabaj school with the help of Mayan Families. A large tree had come down in a storm and squashed the original building. If a school has a working kitchen the government will often offer the school supplies to give students a nutritious snack. This is often the only nutritious food a student will receive in a day!
Our 2008 building projectwas to build a cement home for a family of 5 in Cerro de Oro. The family was living in a 7 foot square hovel that they had constructed out of a cane plant that grows wild in the area.