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Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

CHARITABLE STATUS

The GSP is a volunteer-driven registered Canadian charity under #871977617RR0001 and can issue tax receipts to Canadians for donations over $20.00

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Funding the building of masonry cookstoves

Providing other necessary supplies and supports to the above peoples, and to health, education and social agencies providing assistance to the above peoples

Raising funds and recruiting volunteers in Canada to support the above objectives

Educating the Canadian public concerning the conditions and needs of the above peoples

Fostering international understanding and cooperation between the people of Canada and the people of Guatemala and other areas where the Project will work.

Accountability

The Guatemala Stove Project:

  • Adheres to Canadian legal reporting requirements as a registered charity.
  • Is run entirely by volunteers. Each chapter has a coordinator who reports into a centralized coordinating committee and ultimately to the Directors.
  • Works with its local partners to identify families and villages most in need.
  • Documents its work extensively, photographing each stove, cataloging the names of each member of the receiving family.
  • Each person or organization who donates the cost of a stove (i.e. $300 CAD) receives a photograph of the stove surrounded by family members who received it, with a sincere “muchas gracias”.
  • Spends 93% of monies raised directly on projects in Guatemala with only 7% covering operating costs.
  • Works continually to build good governance and financial procedures within the organization.
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