For our project we will build a home for a family of Mayan decent in Guatemala. The indigenous Mayan people are in the lowest Caste of the Guatemalan Caste system. They have inadequate access to jobs and are the most poorly educated. Most live in shacks made of branches, tree trunks, barrels with plastic sheeting or cloth for walls, and dirt floors. We will select a family to donate our house to and when it is complete, we will give it to the woman of the family as her property. Receiving a home raises the woman and her family several Caste rungs. This affords her family better access to jobs and education, and protects women and children from being treated as property.
Any donation will help make an important difference. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.
More information about Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise Community Foundation: We are a community service organization that performs service projects throughout the world. The projects range from small local hands-on projects to large multi-organizational projects in developing countries. Our motto, "Service Above Self", has been the underlying strength of our club and its members for over twenty years. Our primary focus has been women, children, education and access to natural resources such as food and clean water.
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