We support projects providing opportunity in:
Children and women's, skills training and small business training
Nutrition and Health
Food supplements for children, clean water, health and sanitation training, and the establishment in 2016 of a health center
Small scale agriculture (family & community gardens), small business opportunities, skills development
Organizations (Projects) we currently work with:
Currently we are working in 2 countries partnering with 2 projects (NGO's).
NARU Nutrition Project (Alta Verapaz, Guatemala)
This project was born through the determination of one woman, Yvonne Sinclair. Yvonne, a native of the British Isles, and at the request of a friend, visited the Senahu area 9 years ago. Upon seeing the conditions, she committed her life and resources to working on behalf of the people.
Her focus is health, and health education, provision of food supplements to malnourished children and sanitation. In 2010 Yvonne also completed a safe water system for 133 homes in the village of San Nicolas, Senahu. She has developed and manages the maternal/child nutrition project and is expanding into basic health education and family planning.
Eternal Hope Nepal (EHN)
EHN is a project which was established in 2012 by Dr. Usha Maharjan. EHN's primary mission is to provide remedial education and hope for children of the slums, approximately half of which the Dolit cast, labeled "untouchables".
Usha, who has worked as a hospital administrator, directs the project and her sister Nara oversees the education of the students. Both are committed to instilling in children the reality of hope and life beyond the slums. Usha currently manages the project from Utah.
Organizations we have worked with:
Choice Humanitarian: (Utah) WLP partnered with Choice for 5 years and through combined resources successfully established and funded women's lieracy projects in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.
Let's Be Ready This project, which was founded in 2007, is the dream of a young Guatemalan woman named Nora. Her goal was to prepare young children and provide opportunity for early education in order to reduce the level of poverty. The project was adopted and is directed by Fred Zambroski, an American from Arizona who has been living and working as a volunteer in Guatemala for several years. WLP's role has been to accept donations from their donors in order to provide an income tax deduction.
Mayan Families (mayanfamilies.org) Director: Sharon Smart. We worked on their behalf for two years (2006-2008). Primarily we accepted donations (from their donors) until they achieved their 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit status. We also provided donations to their projects.