At Project Somos, we offer a real-life solution for Guatemalan mothers and children to break the cycle of poverty – for good.
We welcome single mothers and their children coming from situations of absolute poverty to live in the Somos Village. In addition to a loving home, healthy food and access to medicine, they receive education and capacity building so one day they can return to their communities and provide for themselves sustainably.
We are creating a real solution for these families but we can’t do it alone – the only way is to band together with others who care. We need help.
Are you a group of compassionate people looking to make a difference as a team? We are looking for groups (business, place of worship, school, family, etc.) or individuals to help sponsor one of the homes at Project Somos.
Join other monthly donors to cover the basic costs of one family home – food, clothing, utilities, propane for cooking, etc. It costs approximately $500/month to support a family, depending on the number of children per family. The money donated by individuals and groups is pooled to support each household.
We have two houses with up to three families each – three mamas and all of their children. The families living together share all household responsibilities: cooking, cleaning, childcare. Our third family home is complete and one of our graduating mamas is living there as she transitions out of the Village. Soon, we’ll be breaking ground for our fourth home in summer 2017. As our capacity grows, so does our need for sponsorship to support each home.
This is more than just a donation. You will get to know the household and will follow their progress in a way only other sponsors can.
Here is what you will receive:
∞ A description and photo of the mamas and children living in the house you have been assigned
∞ Access to a private house photo album with updated photos of day to day happenings in that home and the Village
∞ Emails with updates of the happenings in “your” home
∞ Any visit to volunteer at Project Somos would include a special gathering in “your” house (flight and cost of voluntour trip paid by each visitor)
∞ A charitable tax receipt
Ready to Sponsor-a-Home? Here’s what we ask of you:
∞ Pick an amount for monthly or annual giving (suggested donation between $25-$75/month, or $300-$900/year)
∞ Fill out the online application
- For donors paying by Canadian credit card, please fill out this form.
- To pay by cheque or for American donors, please fill out this form.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!