The Mayan people have existed in Guatemala for more than two millennia. It is said that approximately 60% of Guatemalans are from the Mayans and a large majority of the remaining Indigenous people still live in Guatemala. These same people are suffering from hunger, unclean water, and their lands have experienced harsh deforestation.
These are hardworking people who once managed Central American Rainforests and created thriving communities and protected the biodiversity around them. Guatemala is no stranger to deforestation. In only 17 years, the area known as Laguna del Tigre lost 30 percent of its tree cover due to deforestation.
According to the UN FAO, about a third of Guatemala is forested lands. Approximately 44.3% of that land is classified as primary forest, the most primal and dense forest. But it is decreasing each year. Many local communities recognize the importance of reforestation but lack financial resources because local people live on incomes of $1 a day and suffer from hunger and poor water conditions.
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, we can help these communities warm their homes and cook their food without the need to destroy the trees around them. We will provide renewable energy resources, technology that uses solar and wind energy, and potable water.
FOOD, WATER, AND MEDICINE ARE URGENTLY NEEDED.
YOU can make a real impact by supporting these communities. In contributing to this project, YOU help people regain their health and support the effort to care for their lands in the manner passed down generationally. Through funding this project in Guatemala, we can bring in potable water, food, urgently needed medical resources, and other sustainable methods. Also, they will be able to return to conserving and replanting their lands with our help. The land can once again thrive and return to sustaining our planet with clean oxygen.
Fundacion Jerusalem will assist and ensure that resources are being used efficiently and effectively to help select Indigenous communities.
This is how it works:
In Guatemala, we have partnered with Fundacion Jerusalem to ensure that food and medical supplies reach the indigenous communities of greatest need. Fundacion Jerusalem will also create a centralized location where people can retrieve supplies.
Solar technology will be installed to resolve energy challenges, and potable water technology will be introduced to create clean water where it is scarce.
We are also working to develop a cap-and-trade agreement with Guatemalan lawmakers to help create an infrastructure to reimburse local Indigenous communities.
YOU can help us restore and preserve the forests in beautiful Guatemala and breathe needed life back into these precious people who want to conserve their lands and bring back the forests.
Help us bring back the Guardians of the Guatemalan Forests.
A typical Indigenous household in the area where our Project is located.