About UsAldea Maya is a non profit organization working in the Lake Atitlan area of the Guatemalan highlands. The Lake Atitlan area was struck by a mudslide in 2005 and the Mayan people that reside in that area were severely affected by this natural disaster which led to very poor living conditions. This led to the formation of Aldea Maya. In the early stages, one of the founders of Aldea Maya managed to sponsor 50 children while raising money to improve the water sanitation within the area. Individuals had to relocate to a new location and were provided homes by the government, but it wasn’t sufficient to improve their living conditions. This is where Aldea Maya stepped in and took initiatives to help in numerous ways. They focused on sustainability and began to provide healthy food and clean water. Since then, Aldea Maya has initiated a wide range of programs including their Education Program, Garden and Nutrition Program, Income Generating Program and Water Filters Project.
Aldea Maya has been working with students on Vancouver Island to design Holiday and Christmas cards. All proceeds collected through the sale of these cards directly funds Aldea Maya’s Education and Garden/Nutrition programs.
$20 cards go towards Aldea Maya’s Garden and Nutrition Programs.
$40 cards go towards purchasing school supplies for one student.
To inquire about purchasing a Holiday or Christmas Card please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Face Behind Aldea Maya
Louise Sosa is the founder of Aldea Maya. Over the years, Louise has brought hope, inspiration, and dedication to the Guatemalan Highlands. Louise’s hard work is being widely recognized as she has been nominated and awarded Hero of the week from a US organization called Aplus.com earlier in the year.