Amigos de Santa Cruz

The mission of Amigos de Santa Cruz is to help improve the lives of the indigenous people of Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala, and surrounding villages through support for education, and sustainable economic development.

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Address:PO Box 148
Lopez Island, WA 98261-0148
Phone Number:360-468-2057
We are excited to share that all GiveBIG donations will be MATCHED dollar for dollar up to $7,500 by a generous contribution from Anne Hietbrink and Beth Shirk, the Ramsey Shirk Fund, and another anonymous donor.
Since 1998 Amigos de Santa Cruz has been helping to break the generational cycle of poverty in the indigenous communities of Santa Cruz la Laguna, located on and above the shores of Lake Atitlan in the central highlands of Guatemala. Our efforts and commitment focus on long term generational change. Our goal is to give the next generation of Santa Cruz hope for a better life and access to the skills needed to attain it. We focus on two main areas, education and economic empowerment. Our main program areas include:

Support for Formal Education (model preschool classrooms; secondary and university scholarships),
Youth Leadership & Sex Education,
Women's Empowerment
Vocational Training & Economic Development

We are helping to make a difference by changing the world one community at a time, one generation at a time.