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
Below – A heartfelt thank you to our Canadian donors in Spanish and Quiche. Film clips by Ishim Yac , July 2020, Brian Bowes – original 2001 video and Jake Hanna, editing.
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
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.