Our Mission is SIMPLE.
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.
We focus our services to assist people in communities living with bad nutrition or no nutrition at all, those that cannot or have a hard time providing for themselves, mostly the young, elderly, and ill.
How do we help?
Buy Local, Made Locally, For Locals
Project Simple provides balanced nutritious locally grown meals. We locate areas in which people are living in extreme material poverty and find those in the community without access to a nutritional daily meal and clean water. 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 who desire to prepare the meals for the population
We create a safe space where the meals are served to those in the community that are in most need and unable to provide for themselves, those who face the biggest challenges and difficulty to get their own food. We focus mostly on the elderly, children, and those who are sick or have special needs.
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 the United States collaborate with the leaders from Chajul who wanted to take on this project to make the current soup kitchen possible.
How did we start?
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). Click her for to meet Maria Teresa and Gaspar. 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 the community of Chajul. Since 2014 these two couples have been creating different programs in Chajul. In 2018, after four years of working together, the desire was start a more sustainable and consistent program that was voluntarily organized and run, with the purpose of giving some relief and assistance to those in most need. PROJECT SIMPLE currently provides a safe space for the people to share their problems and help each other, so that they can, together, work to move out of their current state.
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