To assist in the relief of poverty, and improve the health and well being of the indigenous and other disadvantaged peoples of Guatemala, and of similar peoples in other areas.
The GSP is a volunteer-driven registered Canadian charity under #871977617RR0001 and can issue tax receipts to Canadians for donations over $20.00
Many Thanks to Trinity Jubilee Foundation for their donation of $4,000 to build 4 cookstoves for primary schools and funds for a school lunch nutrition program. GSP volunteers presented to the congregation on Sunday, April 24, 2022
Find out about Josefina Lux Lux, an 11 year old who was slowly dying of malnutrition in February 2022. GSP funds for nutritious food and the help of Clara Colop of the AMI organization have slowly brought her strength and health back.
Three billion people continue to cook over an open fire or rudimentary stove and the resultant air pollution is a leading cause of death and disability. A GSP masonry cookstove will provide a wide range of health, economic and social benefits for a Maya family. Visit guatestoveproject on YouTube for a closer look.
Attending high school may be the dream of a young Maya girl and her family but is seldom the reality. A GSP educational bursary offers this opportunity and will give her more choices about her future.
When traditional financing is not available, a GSP micro-loan is a valuable method to finance small projects and earn much needed income.
Emergency assistance allows for immediate financing to our Guatemalan partners in times of crisis such as earthquakes, mudslides, and serious health concerns. These events greatly impact Maya families with few economic resources
GSP funds the construction of cookstoves for Maya families in Guatemala. By donating a stove, you can work towards balancing your carbon footprint as well as saving forests and providing a healthier home for families who would otherwise be using an open fire.
The cookstove saves 2 to 3 tons of carbon emissions annually so that over the average 10 year stove lifespan, 20 to 30 tons of carbon emissions are avoided. If you donate one stove a year
at a cost of $300 and consume less, you can begin to approach being carbon neutral.
Volunteers at Work in Canada – From beer can and bottle collecting at folk festivals to woven bracelet sales in schools, our Canadian volunteers have shown creativity and perseverance in their efforts to fundraise for stoves and other projects. Yearly dances, cocktail parties, sit-down dinners, garage sales and presentations to schools and churches have provided us with opportunities to connect with Canadian donors and offer a hand-up to deserving Guatemalan families.