Our mission is simple.
We provide clean food & water to those in need. By doing this we believe we are impacting many different aspects of a person's life: education, health, growth, happiness.
Through PROJECT SIMPLE's Community Centers we are able to create a safe space where meals are served and those in the community that are in most need can come together to share their problems and help each other out.
Our services focus on assisting people in communities living with bad nutrition or no nutrition at all, those that cannot or have a hard time providing for themselves (the elderly, children, and those who are sick or have special needs).
In 2013 founders Nix (from the United States) and Cortez (from Argentina) first visited Guatemala and met Maria Teresa and her husband Gaspar (from Chajul, Guatemala). Since the first encounter the four became fast friends with a shared vision to help the widowed and elderly women, and the poorest children, in their community of Chajul. For four years, since 2014, the two couples created different programs in Chajul together before venturing into PROJECT SIMPLE: Guatemala in 2018. Maria Teresa and Gaspar are pictured to the right with five of their six children. To learn more about Nix and Cortez please visit: www.thestringproject.org.
PROJECT SIMPLE works in communities where people are lacking the basic needs (food, shelter, and clean water) those living in extreme material poverty without access to a nutritional daily meal and clean water. Currently located in: San Gaspar Chajul, Guatemala.
PROJECT SIMPLE provides balanced nutritious locally grown meals. All the products and food purchased are from local families with the intention to contribute to the local economy. We also provide jobs for people in the community with goals to become more sustainable every year. Goals for our Community Centers is to offer holistic healing through projects encouraging sustainability like community gardens, emergency housing relief, and scholarships for passionate young adults who want to change their community are of great desire to be able to give. Learn more about our programs for Chajul and more!
Buy Local, Made Locally, For Locals
Since 2018 a total of 35,000 meals have been served. The project is managed and run by locals. They are the ones who live in Chajul, know the needs of their community, and know the best way to help and serve them. Volunteers from North America collaborate with the leaders from Chajul who wanted to take on this project to make PROJECT SIMPLE: Guatemala's Community Center possible.
Some examples of our first campaigns:
Nepal Earthquake Relief
PROJECT SIMPLE was in Nepal, from March 7th to the 14th we were fundraising for victims that live in the Gorke district near the earthquake epicenter...more
Guatemala & Honduras
PROJECT SIMPLE was raising awareness for those who are living in poverty and still helping in their community, voluntairly! 100% of the money raised go directly towards purchasing the materials that... more