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 @HES_Scholars'It's our goal as humanitarian engineers to use our knowledge to improve the human experience' http://bit.ly/1H7T1eL 
Mayan Families is a small non-profit organization operating in the Highlands of Guatemala. We operate a variety of programs from education and to medical aid to support the Maya people of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding areas.
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So far, we've raised nearly $16,000 through the Live Below The Line USA Challenge! 

We've decided all donations will go directly to support our Preschool Nutrition Centers, which give children living in #poverty the best chance of health and educational success as early as possible. 

We have until June 30th to raise as much as we can and make the biggest impact on little girls like these. Will you help? 

If 180 people can donate just $50 each before the campaign ends in 3 weeks, we'll have enough to fund 3 preschool classrooms for one full year! Who's in? http://bit.ly/1B8jJww

#belowtheline Living on One #endpoverty #guatemala
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We help prevent stunting and chronic malnutrition so indigenous children in #Guatemala can realize their full potential. By donating to our Live #BelowtheLine Campaign, you can help too. Simply click here now to make a difference: http://bit.ly/1B8jJww

To get even more involved, sign up to participate in the challenge! You'll live on just $1.50/day for food and drink and get a taste of what it's like for those living in extreme #poverty here who can't afford anything but tortillas and salt to fill their stomachs every day.
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Poor Curly Sue was hit by a car a few days ago and brought to us by the traffic police in Panajachel. Tossed into the back of a pick­up, little Curly came to us shivering and whimpering. Fortunately for Curly, only one hind leg was affected and could be treated immediately the Vet 
that works with Mayan Families to augment the quality of life for these street dogs. However, these kinds of incidents are all too common, and while Mayan Families’ Hope for the Animal Program seeks to help all emergency cases, we are in need of emergency funds.

The cost of Curly Sue’s treatment and antibiotics was 45 US dollars­ something we are still struggling to pay. Please consider a donation to the emergency funds for the Hope for the Animals Program to help animals like Curly Sue in the future! http://bit.ly/1PBSPdH #HopeForAnimals #SaveDogs #Guatemala
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Thank you for helping us make this day a very special one for so many mothers and their families in rural Guatemala.

Happy mother's day!
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Over 500 middle and high school students have graduated from our Reproductive Health & Family Planning course! Did you know that in ‪#‎Guatemala‬, pregnancy is one of the leading reasons why adolescent and teenage girls abandon their studies?

We're doing everything we can to give young women the knowledge and power they need to stay and succeed in school, and thanks to our partnership with WINGS Guatemala, we're one step closer. Read more on our latest blog!

‪#‎letgirlslearn‬ ‪#‎educate‬ ‪#‎womenshealth‬

https://mayanfamilies.org/blogs/entry/3507
Mayan Families is a small non-profit organization operating in the Highlands of Guatemala. We operate a variety of programs from education and to medical aid to support the Maya people of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding areas.
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Stories from the field - Interviewing Doctor Lyle

'It’s not difficult to do what we have done. You just need to have the desire to do something useful with your time, you need devotion for people'. 

To read the full interview click here: http://bit.ly/1T7ZQ5e
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One of the most stunning places on earth is on danger, Lake Atitlan depends on us.

#WorldEnvironmentDay is not only today, it's tomorrow. Seven Billion of Dreams, one Planet. Consume with care.  #ProtectAtitlan 
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For ‪#‎TBT‬, the filmmakers of Living on One explore why children from poor Mayan families are less likely to go to school in their Education ‪#‎changeseries‬ video, "(Not) Going to School": http://bit.ly/1JopZd4
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Healthy children have the power to lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty. They get better grades and have more energy and strength to secure a better future. 

That's why every child in each of our Preschool Nutrition Centers receives a daily snack, meal, vitamins and necessary medical care to ensure they are growing up strong. 

And that's why so many people have already donated or signed up to live #belowtheline to support our efforts. There's still time - you have until June 30th to participate and join us to take action! Learn more and sign up here: http://bit.ly/1B8jJww
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'These women are not to be pitied; in fact, we think they are to be lauded.''

Read more: https://www.mayanfamilies.org/blogs/entry/3488
Mayan Families is a small non-profit organization operating in the Highlands of Guatemala. We operate a variety of programs from education and to medical aid to support the Maya people of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding areas.
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Mayan Families staff member Juan Haro is taking the # belowtheline challenge this week living on less than $ 1.50 a day.

Check out this video as have shops for food at the Local the market here in Panajachel. Help us to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger in Guatemala and Central America.

Acts, they and they need us: https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/haroalameda
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Promoting the nonprofit work we do serving the indigenous population in rural Guatemala.
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Mayan Families is a NGO that operates on the principle that all people should have access to the basic necessities of life, so provides education and community development programs in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala.