2021 Annual Impact Report ︱ Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation

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AMIGOS DE SANTA CRUZ FOUNDATION

ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT 2021

Changing the world, one community at a time, one generation at a time.


CONTENTS LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 2021 AT A GLANCE GET TO KNOW US OUR STAFF

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OUR COMMUNITY

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EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

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Formal Education Youth Leadership ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS CECAP Vocational Training Center Women’s Empowerment

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Social Impact Businesses

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Environmental Initiatives

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Photography: Leah Cole Photography Daniel López Pérez Photography Pablo Hernández Editorial Design: Pablo Hernández

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A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, As we continue to navigate this global pandemic, the mission of Amigos de Santa Cruz has become more relevant and urgent than ever. After a year of major disruptions and long pauses, 2021 was a year of rebuilding and restarting programs with innovative solutions to adjust to the new health and economic reality. We shifted back toward the longer-term focus that is fundamental to our organizational vision, finding new

• Expansion of our Afternoon Reading Program to include 141 children from two different communities. The program encourages crucial critical thinking skills and a love for reading. • Support for 64 women entrepreneurs running their own businesses and making an income outside the home for the very first time. • The awarding of 74 higher-education scholarships and addition of virtual nighttime tutoring sessions.

solutions to assist the communities of Santa Cruz in moving

These are not our accomplishments alone. We are beyond

ever forward. As always, our goal remains the building of

grateful for our many friends and supporters — you! — for

educational and economic opportunities that will shape a

believing in our mission and in our community. While the

stronger, healthier and more resilient Santa Cruz.

pandemic has kept us physically apart from many of you,

As I review what was accomplished in the last year, I could not be more proud of our incredible team of staff and program participants. They are the representatives and

your support for our work helps to bring us all together. By focusing on this one community, one generation at a time, we truly have the power to change this world for the better.

leaders of their own community, and it is their dedication

We could not do any of this without you, and I hope that you

and hard work that ensures that our work remains relevant

will continue to support our work.

and effective at the local level. Their successes include: • Investment in a Sustainable Community Tourism Program to benefit the local economy as tourism returns.

Jessie Cohn Executive Director

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EDUCATON PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE Education is at the heart of everything we do. Access to quality education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in Santa Cruz.

74

141

947

Scholarships Awarded

Afternoon Reading Program Participants

Youth Received Sex Education

These included scholarships

Our program instills a love

Amigos staff continued to

Six

for

for reading while fostering

reach local youth with vital

their

critical

skills.

sexual

and

December, 2021. Four of

students. More than 55% of

This year 95% of students

health

(SRH)

scholarship recipients are

successfully completed the

offering

girls.

full program, and 61% of

self

them are girls.

equality,

middle

school

school,

and

high

university

thinking

reproductive education,

workshops esteem,

planning.

on

Of The Youth Corps Graduates Receive Job Offers

them

interns

completed

internships

received

employment

by

formal offers,

gender

and are now earning a

social-emotional

regular income to support

development

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66%

and

goal

themselves families.

and

their


ECONOMIC PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE Teaching technical skills and investing in local businesses is central to the Amigos mission. A thriving local economy means a thriving Santa Cruz.

96

71%

70%

64

Vocational Training Center Graduates

Of Culinary Graduates Found Jobs

Of Tourism Graduates Have Stable Income

CECAP ran 25 courses and

Five out of seven graduates

Nine out of ten graduates

Three

graduated

from our Culinary Program

of

received

in 2021. Courses included

received

after

Guide Course are already

and

culinary, carpentry, electricity

graduation. They are now

earning a steady income by

during 2021. By December, 9

and artesanía.

working in hotels, resorts,

providing local tours.

businesses were being run

96

students

job

offers

and restaurants around the

the

2021

Community

Women Owned And Run Local Businesses new

businesses

seed

technical

capital assistance

by 64 local women.

lake.

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GET TO KNOW US OUR MISSION Amigos works to improve the lives of the indigenous people of Santa Cruz La Laguna and surrounding villages through support for education and sustainable economic empowerment.

OUR VISION We envision Santa Cruz communities where all families live in a healthy environment and have access to sustainable sources of income, where schools provide quality education to all children, and where women, men and youth have an active voice in decisions that impact their communities.

THE AMIGOS APPROACH For more than 24 years, our programs have grown in response to changing local needs, with efforts led by Santa Cruz leaders.

FOCUS ON ONE COMMUNITY

EMPOWERMENT, NOT HANDOUTS

rural

Amigos plays a crucial role in the

Amigos

communities of Santa Cruz, Amigos

powerful social and economic change

but instead helps to build the skills

is able to understand and respond

currently underway in Santa Cruz. We

and confidence that people need to

to the specific challenges facing the

are helping a generation attain an

improve their own livelihoods and

community.

education for the first time.

community over the long term.

By

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LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

focusing

on

the

seven

does

not

give

handouts,


OUR STAFF

LOCAL STAFF

OUR STAFF

FROM PARTICIPANTS TO STAFF

FEMALE LEADERSHIP

More than 85% of our staff comes from the

Our

were

Currently 60% of our entire Amigos’

local Santa Cruz villages, ensuring that

among the very first students who

team and 100% of our top organizational

our program managers and employees

received

supplies

leadership are women! This contributes

profoundly understand the local context.

when Amigos was founded in 1998.

to closing the gender gap in Santa Cruz.

two

program

donated

directors

school

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OUR COMMUNITY

Perched on the steep slopes

of the volcanic crater forming Lake

Santa

Atitlán, Cruz

many

of

communities

the

can

only be accessed by boat or,

with difficulty, by rudimentary

roads. Santa Cruz’s four lower communities

of

Tzununa,

Tzanjomel, Jaibalito and Santa

Cruz village are close to Lake Atitlán’s shore. The three upper communities

of

Chuitzanchaj,

Pajomel and Laguna Seca are a two hour hike straight up the

mountainside from the lake or

accessed by basic roads on the far side of the ridge. Due to this

difficult terrain, Santa Cruz was

largely cut off from education and economic opportunities available in larger population centers.

ECONOMY Historically a predominantly agricultural community, Santa Cruz faced challenges expanding its economy due to the rugged terrain and isolated location. In addition to occasional manual labor and selling handicrafts, tourism to Lake Atitlán has created work opportunities in local hotels, restaurants and expat homes. Despite this growth, the Santa Cruz community continues to suffer from high unemployment, low wages and wide gender disparities. Amigos invests in the local economy by developing small businesses and creating professional opportunities for young Cruceños.

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EDUCATION Only a generation ago, dropping out of primary school after only a year or two was the norm, particularly for young girls. School facilities lacked supplies and qualified teachers. The vast majority of Santa Cruceños could only dream of finishing middle school, let alone high school. Now, Santa Cruz has four middle schools. Many young cruceños and cruceñas are finishing middle school and more and more are going on to high school, some even to university. While educational attainment is on the rise, classes are cancelled up to 35% of the time, teachers are often underqualified, and school resources are stretched thin. Improving the quality of local schools is a constant challenge and key to creating positive change for Santa Cruz youth.

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EDUCATION AND YOUTH PROGRAMS FORMAL EDUCATION

EARLY EDUCATION READING PROGRAM HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM YOUTH LEADERSHIP

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (SRH) PROGRAM SANTA CRUZ YOUTH CORPS


ROSALÍA SIMÓN PÉREZ

Letter from the Director of Education Programs & Administration 2021

proved

circumstances.

our

ability

to

adapt

to

ever-changing

Each member of my team looked for

alternative strategies to continue their activities. While some moved from group workshops to individual home visits to provide sexual and reproductive health education, others adopted new tutoring strategies to improve virtual learning. We had to adapt and use the resources we had so that education would continue to be strengthened in our community. Our Scholarship Program, usually one of our most stable programs, suffered during the pandemic as many students opted to withdraw from school. This challenged us to identify problems that were not as noticeable before the pandemic, such as the role of emotion in choosing and continuing to study. As a result of this, not only did strategies emerge to support students emotionally through training and workshops with both students and parents, but personalized tutoring programs were created that sought to reinforce specific knowledge so that students would improve their learning outcomes. All of this allowed education to be strengthened holistically, by also strengthening the external agents that influence students’ school performance. We are happy that despite the global situation, we not only continued to see more graduates from Santa Cruz, but also saw more young people emerge with clear goals and with parental support.

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EARLY EDUCATION FORMAL EDUCATION TITLE

Yearly budget: $106,567

READING PROGRAM This program inspires a joy for learning while

NEW Tutoring Program resulted in zero high school dropouts.

developing critical thinking skills in early education. Children engage with literature through discussion, art, theater, and song. In a community with few books and high adult illiteracy rates, the home lending library and

EDUCATION IN ACTION • Expansion of the Early Education Reading Program to Jaibalito was successfully implemented with 29 students.

parental engagement are fostering a new culture of reading in the community.

• Survey results show that 90% of the students report reading regularly at home, 55% with their parents (a new phenomenon in Santa Cruz!).

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

• Amigos’ teachers developed new skills and knowledge in multiple online platforms, helping them improve class dynamics in virtual learning.

Amigos provides competitive scholarships for high school and university studies,

• Seven scholarship students graduated from high school and two from university in 2021.

requiring adherence to high academic standards as well as a commitment to give back to their community. Recipients participate in youth leadership conferences and complete community projects that address issues such as the environment, cultural identity and gender equality.

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• A new Tutoring Program was implemented following high dropout rates among scholarship students in the first six months of the year, due mainly to the difficulties experienced in remote learning. • In addition to our early education and scholarship programs, Amigos also donated school supplies to seven primary schools and four middle schools, and provided technical assistance and training to computer labs in five of those schools.


MERLINA’S JOURNEY TO READING “I used to feel very sad because I couldn’t read and all my classmates could. Miss Paulina came to my house to help me and now I feel very proud because I can read books. I even read at home with my mom, which makes us more united as a family.” - María Merlina Rafael Chiyal, 4th grader

Merlina now loves to read, yet this was not always the case. When she was in 2nd grade, Merlina had trouble keeping up with the reading pace of her classmates. In frustration, she stopped paying attention and even started acting out in the classroom. Her mother thought there would be no way to refocus her on her studies, and the public school was unable to provide any extra resources or support. It was Amigos’ Reading Program teacher, Paulina, who noticed Merlina’s frustration and voluntarily gave her free time to tutor Merlina every Saturday. By the end of 2021, Merlina was reading with ease! But her story doesn’t end here. Merlina’s success in reading was an inspiration to her mother, Julia, who was illiterate. Julia also began tutoring sessions with Paulina and is now reading together with her daughter. For her mother’s birthday, Merlina was able to write her a letter, and her mother was able to read it.

DID YOU KNOW? More than 85% of children in the Reading Program reach an appropriate reading level by the time they complete the program.

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EARLY EDUCATION YOUTH LEADERSHIP TITLE

Yearly budget: $53,913

SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM This program provides youth with the tools to make educated decisions about their bodies, their families, and their dreams. We train public school teachers in SRH education, provide regular workshops for parents, and train peer youth leaders to be SRH ambassadors in their local communities.

SANTA CRUZ YOUTH CORPS Higher education is now a reality for many local young people, yet many graduates still struggle to find employment. We address this by providing them with professional skill development and on-the-job experience with professional employers around Lake Atitlán. Upon completion, participants are equipped with greater experience and skills to find success in the workplace.

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Our youth SRH* ambassadors

helped more than 100 of their peers learn about sexual health education.

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION • 968 students from 1st - 9th grade received workshops on self-esteem, SRH, healthy relationships, social-emotional development, and future goal planning. • Thirteen youth trained to serve as SRH Ambassadors, educating peers in their local village. • After a pause due to COVID, teacher training resumed online in 2021 providing 90 teachers with the tools to improve SRH education in the public schools. • Our SRH program engaged with 104 mothers, through workshops and home visits, to speak about family planning and the importance of SRH education. • Our SRH program coordinated the 3rd annual Campaign Against Sexual Violence in all seven Santa Cruz communities in November, 2021. • Six young men and women completed the Youth Corps Program in 2021, and five successfully found permanent professional work in their area of study. • The 2021 Youth Corps completed a community service project focused on decreasing the use of toxic soaps that damage the health of Lake Atitlán. *Sexual and Reproductive Health.


MY YOUTH CORPS STORY: FERNANDO RAFAEL HERNÁNDEZ “In 2018 I entered the Amigos Scholarship Program and graduated from high school in 2020 as a Chartered Accountant. I am the first in my family to graduate. After that I was interested in becoming part of the Amigos Youth Corps program, since it meant the opportunity to develop professionally, continue my education and support my family financially. Once in the program, I started my internship at Cáritas, an NGO located in Sololá where I had the role of Administrative Assistant. After a few months, my boss saw in me the interest to continue learning and wanting to grow professionally, so she delegated me other harder tasks. When my internship ended, Cáritas offered me the permanent position of Accounting Assistant responsible for the NGO financial tasks. The professional path that I am now on started hand-in-hand with Amigos. It brings me great personal satisfaction, and my family is very proud. Maltiox Chiwa (Thank you)”

DID YOU KNOW? A follow-up survey with former interns shows that of 49 total interns since 2015, 31 have permanent, professional jobs. Of those with such jobs, 42% work in Amigos and 58% in other offices around the lake, many in the offices where they did their internship.

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS CECAP VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CECAP VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM CAFÉ SABOR CRUCEÑO SOCIAL BUSINESSES MANOS CRUCEÑAS ARTISAN STORE ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES 18


ESTELA SIMAJ

Letter from the Director of Economic Empowerment Programs 2021 was a year of many challenges. Amigos’ economic programs focused on trying to reactivate the local economy while the changing situation of COVID was still present. Despite all of this, I am proud of the way that the entire team delivered results and was able to overcome the adversities that the context offered. In my opinion, the year was a success and my team is stronger. I am also proud of how these last two years have allowed us to get closer to each family and to each participant in our programs. At Amigos, we don’t just provide workshops or training, we care about and support the families that we work with. The good communication and trust we have between the participants and the staff of the organization makes me feel very proud. This allows us to get to know the community better and work efficiently while strategically using the resources that we have available to us. Besides being a challenging year, we also learned to be flexible, both me and my team. This new skill will help us to work with the changing social, political, and cultural structures in the community. Seeing the results of our work is the greatest motivation we have to continue working with much enthusiasm and love for the community.

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EARLY EDUCATION CECAP VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER

Yearly budget: $98,019

CECAP CECAP VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CECAP was born out of a 2006 conversation with Santa Cruz community leaders about how best to grow the impoverished local economy. The few jobs available then were low-paying manual labor, and women had next to no prospects of earning an income outside the home. The community wanted

Celebrating with the first class of Community Tour Guide graduates!

PUTTING SANTA CRUZ TO WORK • Completed 25 vocational courses, including carpentry, electricity, welding, first aid, culinary, sewing, embroidery, crochet, brocade, tourism and computer technology. • Partnered with other NGOs to offer satellite courses in more remote communities of Santa Cruz.

a center to provide pathways out of this poverty cycle. In 2010 CECAP opened its doors to provide just that. Today, CECAP trains more than 300* students yearly in trades including culinary arts, carpentry, and weaving. Graduates work all around Lake Atitlán and in the two social enterprise businesses located in the CECAP building.

• Implemented initiatives to support the development of sustainable community tourism in Santa Cruz, including a Community Tour Guide Training Course, planning for a Homestay Network Training, and installation of tourism infrastructure such as hiking trails and cultural signage. • Conducted professional development workshops with current and former students that covered how to conduct oneself in an interview and write a resume, helping 37 students to find jobs.

The CECAP building is also home to the Amigos program offices and is a central space for community meetings.

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*Fewer students were trained in 2021 due to COVID restrictions.


MEET LUCAS SANTOS GARCÍA Lucas, 16, studied basic carpentry in CECAP on the weekends in 2021. His story is one of difficulty and hardship, but also hope. Lucas’ father passed away three years ago, and his mother does not have regular work, so at the young age of 13 Lucas was forced to become the breadwinner for his mother and younger sister. His family went through difficult times, sometimes going without meals when the money was not enough. Lucas never had much success with formal schooling, so quickly dropped out without finishing middle school. He has since found regular work as a gardener and his family is now doing better. Yet Lucas yearned for the opportunity to learn new skills, an opportunity he never had in a traditional school. So in 2021, Lucas signed up for CECAP’s Beginner Carpentry Course and completed every course module with 100% attendance and the highest marks in the class! He is already using the skills learned in his carpentry course to do extra jobs, making small tables and shelves for extra cash. With this income, his family now has three solid meals to eat each day.

“With all the knowledge I have gained at CECAP, now I am able to finally lead up a building project to expand our one-room house into two rooms, so that my mother and sister can have a more comfortable space to live.” - Lucas Santos García 17


EARLY EDUCATION WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM

Yearly budget: $56,752

WOMEN’S CECAP EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM This

program

empowers

women

51% increase in gross profit for

women-owned businesses.

by

supporting them in becoming owners and managers of their own businesses. Our staff first collaborates with women to identify business

opportunities,

later

providing

training and technical assistance to help the women and their businesses achieve

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IN ACTION • Some of the women’s husbands are slowly developing more positive attitudes toward their wives’ businesses, in large part because of the support provided to their families during a year in which pandemic shutdowns caused significant hardship.

success. For more than 15 years, Amigos has supported local women in redefining traditional gender roles and creating their own opportunities in the most remote communities of Santa Cruz. For women who have never attended school

• A total of nine women-owned businesses currently receive Amigos support. • Assistance was provided to start three new women-run businesses in 2021, including two oyster-mushroom farms in Pajomel and Laguna Seca, and an organic egg farm in Santa Cruz.

and may not speak Spanish, the ability to earn an income on their own for the first time is life-changing. Our holistic approach empowers women both inside and outside the home.

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• Women in Pajomel received a donation of 10 hive boxes to support honey harvesting. • During 2021, the nine community businesses achieved profits of more than $12,000 (approximately 100,000 quetzales).


HOLISTIC APPROACH

In addition to fostering economic independence, this program seeks to empower women inside and outside of the home. In 2021, women’s empowerment workshops addressed self-esteem, knowledge of their own bodies, domestic violence, political participation and nutrition. Via this holistic approach, economic empowerment becomes sustainable.

SALOMÉ’S STORY “I joined the Amigos’ Women’s Empowerment Program out of necessity. I used to work as a cook but because of the pandemic, I was laid off. My mother and sister depended on my income, so it was necessary for me to find work. Two years later I have become the president of the business and it makes me very proud! It’s funny but at the beginning, I didn’t like to be close to chickens. But with time I started to love them. I take care of them and they take care of me and my family.” -Salomé Chumil, President of the Organic Egg Farm in Jaibalito”

Salomé and over 60 other women are now business owners supported by Amigos’ Women’s Empowerment program. Salomé is a strong example of the leadership and initiative that this program seeks to inspire in women, many of whom are earning an income outside of the home for the very first time.

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SOCIAL BUSINESSES Budget: $156,879

CAFÉ SABOR CRUCEÑO Since opening its doors in 2012, the café has provided work for more than 10 graduating classes of CECAP’s Culinary Program. Young chefs from Santa Cruz are hired in Café Sabor Cruceño to learn practical skills — managing a restaurant, teaching cooking classes, catering — that help launch their future culinary careers. All restaurant profits are invested back into the Culinary Program.

DID YOU KNOW? Santiago, the café manager, also graduated from our Culinary Program in 2012.

MANOS CRUCEÑAS ARTISAN STORE Featuring textiles and jewelry made by graduates of CECAP’s sewing, beading, embroidery and weaving courses, the store provides work to female artisans from Santa Cruz. Economic opportunities outside the home are scarce for women and those available are often low paying. Working for the store provides them with a fair living wage, combined with the flexibility to work in the home while taking care of their children.

DID YOU KNOW?

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ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES SOLAR POWERED If the health of our local environment — including Lake Atitlán itself — is not protected, all of the economic and educational advances that we are working toward could one day be lost. Therefore, one of our current strategic objectives is to incorporate environmental initiatives into all that we do, and that includes being a leader in green technology and practices in our CECAP offices. In order to reduce our carbon footprint in electricity consumption, as well as to optimize budget resources for our programs, we invested in and installed more than 30 solar panels. Today, we save more than 85% of our previous electric bill, thereby ensuring that our programs receive a larger annual budget. In addition, the building is powered almost entirely on clean energy allowing us to be a point of reference for local businesses and private homes. The effect has been remarkable, as individuals and businesses increase their demand for trained solar-panel installers. CECAP, Amigos’ vocational center, saw this increase in demand as an opportunity and will open solar-panel installation and maintenance courses in 2022, thereby showcasing support for the environment while generating sustainable jobs for local people. At Amigos we are committed not only to our community but to the environment in which our village grows economically and educationally.

WHAT ELSE ARE WE DOING? REDUCING OUR WATER USAGE

Through

the

water-saving

implementation toilets,

of

automatic

faucets and rainwater harvesting.

Via

ORGANIC WASTE INTO USABLE GAS the

Amigos-built

REDUCING STYROFOAM USAGE

biodigester

Via our reusable plates and cutlery

in our CECAP building which is now

rental service in the community for

processing some of the building’s

churches, weddings, and other large

black water to produce biogas.

events.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2021 BREAKDOWN OF INCOME & EXPENSES*

*2021 income is greater than expenses due to the calendar year in which grant payments were received.

92% 22

of our expenditures are spent in-country,

At Amigos, we take pride in ensuring the highest level of financial

maximizing impact and investing directly

responsibility and transparency. Every donation received is

directly in the local community.

transformed into real impact for the communities of Santa Cruz.


EARLY EDUCATION OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Amigos Board of Directors consists of eleven committed members, all of whom are full or part-time residents of Santa Cruz La Laguna. From left to right, lower row: Nancy Ochsenschlager, Debra Blake, Nancy Bingham (Vice President), Deedle Ratcliffe (President), Erynne Dowe (Secretary) and Cynthia Davis. From left to right, upper row: Riley Sise, John Berry, Santos Canel and Lee Beal (Treasurer) / Not pictured: Rory Delaney

A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD PRESIDENT The year 2021 was still filled with uncertainty due to the local and global effects of the pandemic. As an organization, Amigos managed to navigate this uncharted territory with aplomb. This success was due to good people making good decisions in pursuit of a common goal. Our ability to maintain cohesion and dynamism demonstrates the strength of the organization. Imagine for a moment that you are a parent in this rural indigenous community. With schools closed for almost two full years, your children were unable to participate in online classes due to lack of access to technology, which meant that your children were simply left adrift. Amigos responded by enhancing our reading program, and not only has it meant that parents are much more involved in their children’s education than before, but the children did not lose valuable learning time. Frankly, I cannot overstate the value Amigos brings to this community where there are so many in need. -Deedle Ratcliffe

LOCAL STEERING COMMITTEES Steering

committees

are

made

up

of

local

community members, parents, staff and board members. They play an important role in determining the strategic direction of our programs and our work, and are an avenue to incorporating diverse voices in our decision making. Currently, committees focus on topics such as the environment, vocational training, and the Reading Program.

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THANKS, AMIGOS! Honoring those who make it possible... Amigos de Jaibalito Carson Foundation Chances for Children International Friend of Amigos Girl Rising John Brown Family Foundation

1700

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passionate and generous

committed and

supporters around the

unconditional monthly

world.

donors.

Maya Educational Foundation Linda Vista Foundation SG Foundation Thrive SK2 Fund

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Maltiox Chiwa Rish (Thank you all),

The entire Amigos team


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