¨If you can´t feed a hundred people, then just feed one¨
Mother Theresa, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 1979
Greetings from Guatemala! A place where tradition can bring hope and joy, especially during the holiday season. The practice of "Tamales at Christmas" grew from the Mayan tradition of tamales as a special and festive symbol as early as 1200 BC. Sadly, many of our families cannot afford the ingredients for tamales so each year Mayan Families distributes Tamale Food Baskets to our impoverished families so they could celebrate the holidays...
Since 2006 we have distributed over 8,700 Tamale Baskets!
With your support, you can help make this holiday season a time of joy for our families with the following gifts:
A Traditional Tamale Basket to feed 10 people
a whole chicken
oil & rice
a block of drinking chocolate (it is traditional to drink hot chocolate with the tamales at midnight)
vegetables & fruit
sugar & fortified cereal
black beans & pasta
a packet of Christmas cookies.
Reusable plastic basket
A Holiday Food Bag for an elderly person
a small block of chocolate
a small packet of cookies
beans and corn
A General Donation to our Christmas Fund
Make a donation of your choosing to our General Christmas Fund.
This will allow is to supportmany more families during this important festive time withfood, gifts and support.
We are a 501.c.3 non-profit working to bring aid to the indigenous Mayan communities surrounding Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We work on projects in community development, education, and disaster relief -- see a complete list of programs at MayanFamilies.org