Our Current Project
Project Simple is providing meals and clean water to those who cannot or have a hard time providing for themselves in Chajul, one of the poorest areas in Guatemala. The 26 people involved in the project include those in most need (either young, elderly, or ill). They were hand selected and invited to join by their fellow community members. Our project is actively:
SERVING MEALS - Currently providing one meal a day, five days a week. A total of 560 meals a month, including our cooking staff's meals. The menu is changing constantly and we offer access to clean filtrated water.
PROVIDING A SAFE SPACE - At the moment we are renting a house where the meals are provided. The house is equipped with running water, so the women and children are free to use the space to bathe and relax after they eat if desired. How much is our rent?
INVESTING IN THE COMMUNITY - We buy our fresh products weekly and locally from many different families living in poverty, contributing to the local economy.
We supply consistent nutrient rich meals, because we believe than we can then impact many different aspects of a person's life, such as:
HEALTH & 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.
EDUCATION & 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.
SECURITY & FREEDOM - 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.
The goal was to use the donations we received in 2017 to set up a project that would help as many people as we could, for as long as possible, a special thanks to everyone involved. The current budget will allow us 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.
Future Plans: Summer 2019
◦ To increase the number of people we are serving, hire another cook.
◦ This summer we plan to move locations, to a home we can call our own, with land!
◦ When we move locations, we plan to get chickens and start a garden. That way we can use the eggs and vegetables, and allow the participants the chance to take ownership in the project through assisting with the feeding and growing.
WHY WE STILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
There are many on our list in Chajul & the surrounding villages that we would love to invite to join the project. Our goal is to continue to provide weekly meals to 26 and then some more!
In order to do so we need to raise at least $600 a month to sustain our work, can you join us?