What we do
We promote the development of low-income sectors from the Republic of Guatemala, through innovative programs that, avoiding patriarchy, guarantee a consistent improvement in the quality of life.
How we work
Under a sustainable development framework, we seek to eradicate poverty in Guatemala through strategies sustained on values of equality, honesty, freedom, excellence, respect for dignity and democracy.
Where we work
Our area of action is the Central Highlands, North and South West of Guatemala, which represent the higher levels of poverty and extreme poverty from our country.
Who we are
We are a privately owned, non-profit, apolitical foundation that aims to promote activities for low-income communities.
Contributes to the access to integral training programs for low-income high-risk population specially children and women in order to contribute to their overall development.
Generates a culture of disease prevention and self treatment as basic elements for human development.
Provides credit, training and advice to owners of small entrepreneur-owned companies, offering an alternative of economical and personal growth.
Seeks to strengthen the productive and entrepreneurial capacity of the handcrafts and organized production sectors that have low competitive levels.
Through innovative agriculture projects, it provides training and technical assistance, as tools to contribute to poverty reduction.
Contributes to reduce poverty and environmental vulnerability in rural communities of Guatemala, through the sustainable management of renewable natural resources.
assisted in 2019
of FUNDAP in Guatemala
are part of FUNDAP’s Team
FUNDAP works through different “strategic avenues” to fulfill its
global institutional challenges.
After finishing the 9th grade Yeni wanted to continue studying, but due to the economic situation of her family it was not possible. After training in embroidery at the FUNDAP, she developed skills in the business area. Now she has her own clothing sales business. Her desire is to continue to specialize in her art and provide employment to other people.
YENI ARACELI, FORMER STUDENT OF THE TECHNICAL CENTER, EDUCATION PROGRAM
The task of studying nursing at FUNDAP's school was hard for Micaela, who continued getting up at 5am every morning to work with her mom in the field. However, she now works at a health institution as a Nursing assistant. In addition to serving others, she can financially contribute to my household.
MICAELA JUÁREZ, NURSING ASSISTANT, HEALTHCARE PROGRAM
Enma Noelia started her work in a beauty salon 25 years ago. After becoming independent from her family’s home, she started a small business. She is very happy with the training she got at the Communal Banks and the loan that she used to invest in the purchase of products and materials. Now she wants to open her second salon.
ENMA NOELIA, ENTREPRENEUR. OWNER OF A BEAUTY SALON, MICROCREDIT PROGRAM
The difficulty in finding a job after graduating from high school did not stop Luis Angel's ambition. He began as an assistant in a community carpentry cooperative, and soon joined the COPINA R.L. Cooperative, where he had access to machinery and equipment donated by FUNDAP. Today he is 23 years old and is a professional carpenter.
LUIS ANGEL, PROFESSIONAL CARPENTER, HANDICRAFT PROGRAM.
Thanks to FUNDAP's courses Monica and Paula learned how to implement family gardens and the management of poultry farms. They also managed to obtain income through the marketing and sale of surplus production. Currently, they have the vision of growing their business and guarantee the accessibility of food for the whole community.
MÓNICA AND PAOLA, PARTICIPANTS OF THE DIPLOMA OF VOLUNTARY AGRICULTURAL PROMOTERS, AGRICULTURAL PROGRAM
Cipriano is a farmer and a forester in the village of Choquí. After suffering many losses in his crops he decided to train as an Agroforestry and Environmental Promoter. Today he works protecting the forests and fighting pests. He has recently built a greenhouse for tomatoes, generating employment in his community.
CIPRIANO, FARMER AND FORESTER OF PARAJE BELLA LINDA, ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM