PROJECT SIMPLE is a program of THE STRING PROJECT, INC. a of 501(c)(3) non-profit, that provides meals, clean water, and programs to those who cannot or have a hard time providing for themselves. Since 2018 our current Community Center has been able to serve over 35,000 meals in Chajul, one of the most impoverished areas in Guatemala. We now have a total of 28 people involved in the project including our cooks and those in most need (children, orphans, elderly, or ill). Our program is actively investing in the community, creating local jobs, serving food to those in need, and providing a safe space for those involved.
Providing A Safe Space
The place where the meals are provided is equipped with running water, so the women and children are free to use the space to wash, relax, and notify us of any health issue that need immediate attention.
Currently providing one meal a day, five days a week, totaling 560 meals a month, including our cooking staff's meals. The menu changes seasonally, and clean water is consistently provided.
Two skilled indigenous women in need of work were employed to prepare the daily meals. The local indigenous family that manages the program does so currently voluntarily.
With the help of monthly donations we are able to sustain a Community Center in Chajul, Guatemala. PROJECT SIMPLE is a volunteer based organization, so that means that every $1 donated goes directly to the women and children we serve. With our current donations we are able to offer meals to 26 people as well as our 2 cooks. To learn more about the financial details and steps taken to begin the project, please click here.
We supply consistent nutrient rich meals, because we believe that we can then impact many different aspects of a person's life & wellness. Creating a safe space where a person can feel secure allows them the chance eat in peace, to be social, share emotions and challenges, and help each other. Learn more about our holistic programs!
- Growth -
Proper nutrition is important at all stages of life. Healthy eating habits help maintain and aid in the physical and mental growth. A strong healthy immune system can help prevent and fight off illness.
- Security -
Food security is a privilege and often an uncommon occurrence for many. We feel that by providing this to those in most need, we can offer relief, gifting the chance of choice, offering opportunity, and a taste of individual freedom.
- Development -
Nutrient dense meals are vital to brain development affecting ones cognitive skills, ability to focus, absorb, develop, and retain information. In consequence the need for children to consume nutritious food, especially those under the age of 5, is valued as high priority.
Be part, help make a difference, help us to open more Community Centers in Kenya, Argentina, and Nepal! Our Community Centers provide weekly meals and programs to children and elderly including: jobs, community gardens, emergency shelter, art and language classes, and scholarships to passionate young people who want to help their communities! In order to do so, we need to raise at least $600 a month to run a Center. If you are able, your donations are now tax deductible! We are a volunteer based organization so EVERY PENNY goes directly to the cause.