Undesignated funds address a broad range of needs. The flexibility of general funds allows Project Somos to direct them to where they are most needed, at the times when they are most needed.
These funds are always used responsibly to continue the growth and ongoing operation of the Village. Guided by Somos’ professional and experienced Board of Directors, Somos funds are designated in a trustworthy manner through careful process and oversight.
Handcrafted products are made and sold by Project Somos women.
Voluntourism provides opportunities for cultural and learning exchanges, as well as donations of time, labour and funding.
The Village is built to be eco-sustainable, with solar energy, rainwater capture, grey water recycling, earthbag construction and interior walls based on eco-bricks.
Language preservation in the Kaqchikel language at our on-site preschool.
Local Guatemalans are employed for all construction, catering of groups, volunteer management, accounting, preschool, and support for the mamas and children.