Lizzie's PAVA Fundraising


Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!


After running in multiple half marathons, I have decided to run in the Berlin Marathon on September 30th, 2012! 


Many of you know, I was born in Guatemala and lived there for 10 years before moving to the US. Guatemala, although a very beautiful country, does not have means to help educate, feed and provide for all of its citizens. To help give back to my native country, and to encourage me run, I have decided to raise money for the PAVA Foundation 


This organization, which stands for Programa de Ayuda a los Vecinos del Altiplano (Aid Program for Highland Communities in Guatemala), is driven to improve the quality of life of rural Guatemalans by community-based projects and programs. They help build water systems to bring clean water to homes, teach environmental awareness (reforestation and conservation), present aid after natural disasters and provide school books and scholarship programs for children and young adults (improving the quality of education in primary schools).  


My goal is to raise $4.500.00. Since I will be running a little over 450 miles during this training process, I want to raise $10 for every 1 mile I train.


Some of the money you donate to PAVA would help a community to build and equip a library: 


$25- school books for children and young adults

$50- 1,000 concrete blocks to build the library structure

$100- one year scholarship to encourage a young adults to follow their dreams

$250- a computer, to help the people of the communities explore the world

$250 - send young girls from each community to help them become community leaders and teach the next generation


Thank you in advance for visiting my fundraising page, interest in PAVA, and most importantly, your donation. You are now part of PAVA's mission- changing the life of hundreds of Guatemalans by helping them achieve long term sustainable development.


Please forward this on to any friend or family member who may be interested in donating to this organization.


Thank you again!


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Frequently Asked Questions- 


PAVA Foundations 

a United States registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that supports PAVA in Guatemala.

Tax ID # 850349682

PO Box 22386

Santa Fe, NM 87502


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