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Mayan Families Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/08/2014: Mayan Families

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: MAYAN FAMILIES

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San Diego, CA
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Mayan Families Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/08/2014: Mayan Families

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: MAYAN FAMILIES

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Physical Address: San Diego, CA 92110 2315
EIN: 20-8433997
Web URL: www.mayanfamilies.org 
Blog URL: mayanfamilies.org/blogs 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q30 International Development, Relief Services
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S99 Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
P Human Services
P60 Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Year Founded: 2005 
Ruling Year: 2007 


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Mission Statement

Mayan Families provides opportunities and assistance to the indigenous and impoverished people of Guatemala, through education and community development programs.

Legitimacy Information

This organization is registered with the IRS.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2013

Total Revenue $1,949,873
Total Expenses $1,761,338

Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2013

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Leadership

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Mr. Dwight Poage

Leadership Statement:

Mayan Families is a unique organization that gets projects accomplished. We offer a diverse selection of programs because we believe in the 360 degree approach to helping families get a hand up in life through education, clean potable water, environmental issues, construction, animal welfare and more.

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Programs

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Budget:
$209,334
Category:
Education
Population Served:
Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- Other Specified Group
Females, all ages or age unspecified
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Student Sponsorship:Guatemala has one of the highest illiteracy rates and one of the lowest school enrollment rates in Latin America;  The cost of education is prohibitively expensive for many families; Receiving an education is one of the most significant ways children can improve the standard of living for their families. Sponsorship Details Over 1,700 students were sponsored in 2010 to attend school and more than 1,800 for 2011.  These children would not have had the opportunity to go to school without a sponsor. To become a sponsor please go to Sponsor a Student(http://www.mayanfamilies.org/SponsoraStudent) . If you are already a sponsor and would like to read updates on your sponsored student, please go to Sponsor Login(http://www.mayanfamilies.org/SponsorLogin) .     Sponsorship Provides: Student Sponsorship through Mayan Families provides a student with: enrollment fee, school uniform, backpack, school supplies, school shoes and sports shoes, t-shirt and shorts for gym. In special cases help could be provided for projects, summer school classes, a musical instrument, and arts and crafts supplies.    Sponsorship Fees for 2011    UNIVERSITY  is $1,200 per year. If you are already sponsoring a student, and wish to pay your sponsorship fees for this year, please go to our Donate(http://www.mayanfamilies.org/SupportOurWork)  page and select Student Sponsorship payment.      Sponsorship Dates In Guatemala the school year runs from February through October. We accept support for school sponsorship throughout the year.     Sponsorship Program: The Mayan Families Student Sponsorship Program was established in loving memory of Dr. Bettyjane Poage, Dr. Ruby Cremaschi-Schwimmer and Dr. Ernie Mc Cray, All great teachers and educators in whose spirit the program continues.  Sponsorship Information:  If you would like to send brief letters, cards or photos to your sponsored students you can send them to the address below.The students love getting photos of their sponsors! This is regular mail. Please do not send cash or checks. Mayan Families,Apartado Postal # 91Panajachel, SololáGuatemala  07010Sponsors are welcome to visit your sponsored child and family in Guatemala.

Program Long-Term Success:

Indigenous children have graduated High School and gone on to University studies!

Program Short-Term Success:

Indigenous children have graduated 6th grade and moved onto 7th grade, 9th grade and moved onto 10th grade High School without permanently leaving school.

Program Success Monitored by:

We use Surveys, Interviews with the actual students, their school teachers, public school administrators and test scores - school report cards.

Program Success Examples:

In the 2011 school year we had 104 children graduating from 6th grade. 51 boys and 53 girls. Four children were unable to be interviewed. Of the 100 that were interviewed, only 4 are not continuing their education due to socio-economic or family reasons.
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Education Programs. School Scholarships- In 2008 Mayan Families assisted over 800 students to access primary/secondary and post secondary education, and in 2013 we have grown to over 2,500 plus sponsored students! The Microfinance - MicroCredit Project- Over 320 Microcredit packages distributed enabling many indigenous women the opportunity to develop local home based business.The Panajachel Sewing Project- hundreds of adult female students have completed the Mayan Families 3 month Sewing Skills Course. Many of these students have developed home based businesses with their new skills.Construction Programs: Numerous Homes have been built, repairs made, special needs work completed such as wheel chair ramps etc.Classroom Construction: Mayan Families have facilitated the construction and improvement of numerous classrooms in rural impoverished villages to create a better learning environment.                                                                                   Community Centers: Mayan families have lead and facilitated the construction of 2 rural community centers. In 2009 these community centers will house various Mayan Families Programs - such as sewing classes for women, after school program, medical and veterinary clinics, early learning center, feeding program, adult education, and library and internet access.The Onil Stove Project- Over 1,000 stoves distributed in Panajachel & Lake Atitlan area enabling thousands of adults and children to live in safe smokeless houses.The Rotary Filter Project- 3,000 filters distributed in Panajachel & Lake Atitlan area providing approximately 16,000 with clean drinking water.This is only a partial list of the numerous major accomplishments of Mayan Families over the years.
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