December 5, 2013

Hello Everyone!

Mayan Families Canada would like to wish you all a very merry holiday season. As Christmas approaches, we would also like to let you know that we have several ways for you to give a gift that will make a huge impact on the lives of a family in Guatemala.

Student Sponsorships

The following students are without sponsorship for the upcoming school year. Please click here to donate.


11 years of Age

$375 needed For Grade 5 schooling

Marlily lives with her parents and her 2 younger brothers. She is 11 years old and in grade 5 at school. Marlily says she really enjoys school, especially math. But she doesn't like science or doing homework!


9 years of age

$375 needed For Grade 1 schooling

Walter is a new student we are now sponsoring. He is the younger brother of Marlily. He is 9 years old and in grade 1. Walter says he loves going to school and so is very appreciative of the opportunity.


23 years of age

$1300 needed for 5th year university tuition

Marco continues to do well with working full time, going to university on weekends and being a father to his 3 year old son Jake. Marco is studying to become a computer engineer. He and his family live with his parents and grandmother on a tiny plot of land in Panajachel.

Gloria Esmeralda

19 years of age

$1300 needed for 1st year university tuition

Gloria is now 19 years old and in her first year of university. She goes only on Saturdays in order to help out in the house during the week when her mother works. She travels 1 hour each way to school each day. She is planning on getting a degree in social work.

Christmas Tamale Baskets

Give the gift of a Christmas Tamale Basket to a needy family and guarantee that they have all they need to prepare a wonderful and traditional Christmas dinner. Please click here to donate.

Cost: $42

Gifts of hope

You may send a friend or family member a beautiful Christmas gift card, similar to the one seen below, that states you have donated in their name. Gifts can be for:

Chickens ($56)
Tamale basket ($42)
Emergency food supplies ($280)

Please visit our Gifts of Hope page for more information and to donate.

SPECIAL NOTE: Many of our families are in extreme need at this time. All donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. All donations receive a charitable tax receipt.

Please make donations payable to Mayan Families Canada and they may be mailed to:

Mayan Families Canada

2960 Anchor Way
Nanoose Bay, BC
V9P 9G2

Or you can now donate online. Click here

Thank you again for your ongoing support of Mayan Families Canada.

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