Send The Lake Atitlan Children To School (2023)

For the past six years, you have been helping to support the education of the kids in our small town of Lake Atitlan. In 2022 alone, we were able to pay the tuition for 32 children that would not otherwise have been able to attend school.

In 2023, we are looking to support at least those children and hopefully new children as well.

As a quick reminder, in Guatemala, kids can go to school from grade 1 to 6 for free. My only job has been to buy them school supplies for the whole year at a cost of around $70 USD. If they want to continue to grades 7 through 9, it gets a lot more expensive. On top of their school supplies, it costs $20 USD to enroll and then $20 USD per month.

High school is far more expensive at a cost of around $500 USD per student when you add up tuition, uniforms and school supplies. While this may not seem like a lot of money to people outside of Guatemala, it has stopped many of our children from pursuing their education.

If you can provide any support this year, please click the button below to go to our GoFundMe campaign. Together, we can support this beautiful town and the education of the local people. Also, if you can share the GoFundMe link with families and friends, I would appreciate it.

With love,

Questions and Answers

Q. Why is this GoFundMe being run by Zachary Gallinger?

A. Zack took my class and was inspired to help me. Because of the GoFundMe country eligibility rules, I cannot set up a GoFundMe campaign from within Guatemala. Zack is collecting the money on my behalf and will send it to me through PayPal after the campaign.

Q. I want to ask you a question before I donate. How can I contact you?

A. You can contact me on WhatsApp at +502 5824 7440 or send me a message through the form on my website (GoFundMe will not let me add a URL so please search it through Google).

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Donations (50)

  • Anonymous
    • $30 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Alysa Kalbfell
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $36 
    • 6 mos
  • A Muller
    • $18 
    • 7 mos

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Zack Gallinger
Lynden, WA
Meryl Frances

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