so many of you, who are reading my post on a regular base are what we call, Friends and Family of San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, in Guatemala, and well aware of the Konojel Food Project. For the ones who are new to my blog and have not heard about my wonderful second home jet, we are a very small town on the shore of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The population in San Marcos is made up of original Mayan people from the tribe of the Kaqckikel, and a colorful mix of foreigners from all countries of the world. Alternative life styles of all kinds are practiced in our little town, bringing also new opportunities for our local people. In 2011 an American couple, home owner and regulars in San Marcos, decided to fund a project where children, elderly people and pregnant women, would receive a hot meal the day – in order to fight chronicle malnutrition in town. By now this activity has grown and became a community project and Non-Profit organization: The All Together Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit EIN 47-2522190.
So now, every year our little community is running a fund raiser in order to continue with our efforts, to give our neighbors a healthy foundation for their life’s. Right now the “Konojel Nutrition Center” is sending out the call to join a liquid fast for 1 week (from March 20th – 27th) and o support the Daily Lunch Program. As we are already in the weeks before Easter, and so many people feel inspired to fast during this time of the year, I thought I bring our activity to your awareness… so you can make this year one that counts even more than your lost calories ;-)… I hope that many of you will join us in our task to show, that even the smallest of sacrifice from one human to another, can change a persons world forever!! Food safety is the foundation of growth and reaching our potential, maybe you wanna share your safety with a sister or brother from our town this year!!
Love you all!! Blessings and Full Plates!!
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Since 2011, Konojel has served more than 75,000 nutritious lunches in San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala. We provide a hearty lunch every weekday to 65 of the most at-risk individuals in town — children, pregnant and nursing mothers, and elders who are often overlooked at home when food is scarce.
Konojel’s daily lunch program works to strengthen and stabilize the weakest members of an impoverished community in which nearly 7 in 10 children suffer the effects of chronic malnutrition. The food served at Konojel represents a tremendous improvement in the diet of those who eat there. The menu includes fresh vegetables grown in our organic gardens, both cooked and raw in salads, proteins, superfoods, and many other components of a balanced diet. The goal is to include as many vitamins and minerals as possible, which are lacking in the typical diet of our beneficiaries and are the main cause of chronic malnutrition.
The daily lunch program is our oldest and most established program, and all money raised in this fundraiser will support the costs associated with creating and serving lunches. Our goal of $30,000 is $6,000 over the current costs to run this program each year. If we reach this goal, the extra money will be used to increase the amount of protein used in our menu. Additional protein from locally-sourced eggs and chicken will provide further growth and benefit to Konojel members.
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. If you would like to join our liquid fast, click the “Become A Faster” button and share your page with your friends, family, and online network. We have an incredible schedule of events, workshops, and classes planned for those fasting for funds in San Marcos.
If you need help signing up, watch this short video the team has put together to help —
Konojel means “All Together” in Kaqchikel, the Mayan dialect spoken in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala. That’s exactly what we do — bring people together to do incredible things. Help support our work by participating in our fundraiser, donating, or volunteering with us.
Konojel is a project of The All Together Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit EIN 47-2522190.
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