In Latin, Natün relates to being born, growing, and becoming as intended (Natus, Nature, Native). In Kaqchikel, Natün means to unite or come together, to stand for a common cause. And that is the work and future of the organization, to come together for the community, to grow, learn and become our best together.
Long-term, systemic community change
By donating, you are helping to improve the education, nutrition, health, and economic development of Maya communities in the Lake Atitlán region of Guatemala.
The path to meaningful change
We support the academic training of the next generation of Maya leaders.
Nutrition & Health
We work to reduce chronic malnutrition and improve the health of our partner communities.
We promote learning and skills development to generate sustainable income.
Voices from our communities
Growing Healthy Program
"...they assessed my baby and realized that his health was not normal and referred me for lab tests... Thanks to all the support I received, now my son’s health is starting to improve, he is more active, he is starting to smile again and moves on his own, before, he couldn’t."
Norma Angelica, Jonathan's mother
"My dad forgot about the debt and about us.... Thanks to you I have been able to get ahead with my studies, and now I am in 9th grade [Segundo básico]. I thank you for the support you have given me."
“The fact that the Association provided us with the work and materials when we could not leave the communities was a great help so that we could work comfortably from our homes without putting ourselves at risk. I want to thank them for the great help in these critical times and for the opportunity to continue learning.”
Our Social Impact
Students supported through our Scholarship Program.
Students enrolled in our preschools.
Food support packages delivered to families at risk of malnutrition.