Little Known Help Zone Takes On Guatemala

Another project is in the works and this is a big one!

After much research, Little Known Help Zone has decided to start working in Guatemala. Guatemala is the most impoverished country in Central America. This poverty is coupled with high crime and abuse rates. 7/10 children are abused, and 98% of crimes against women and children go unpunished. There is a need, and Little Known Help Zone is going to meet it.

This project is going to be large scale and multifaceted.

First, Little Known Help Zone is going to work to formulate a scholarship to award to someone who otherwise was denied education. Hopefully, this scholarship will be through an online college and awarded to one person a year. In the start up phase, Little Known Help Zone has found many organizations it can go through to find award winners, but in the future this will be awarded to people in Little Known Help Zone’s other ventures in Guatemala.

Simultaneously, Little Known Help Zone wants to find an outlet to create jobs in Guatemala for people who unfortunately cannot work, hopefully in the form of a sustainable factory. This factory will be focused towards women who want to get away from abusive husbands and support their families, or just anyone who wants to be self supporting. Eventually, scholarships will be awarded to workers then, so more skills can be learned and these people can break away from poverty. The goods from this factory will go to fund costs mainly, and also support the next step, youth education.

Little Known Help Zone then wants to build a school in Guatemala for children to attend. This will be a free school accessible to anyone. Over time we will work to make the school available to more and more children.

Finally, Little Known Help Zone will work to build a domestic violence shelter to provide a temporary place to stay for women and children as they recuperate and organize.

Although it will take many years and vast amounts of funds to accomplish, these 4 pieces will work together harmoniously to educate, provide income, and sustain. These 4 sources will allow the people of Guatemala to become self sustaining and break away the chins they’ve been living under to thrive.

Stay tuned for updates, and if you would like to help please email littleknownhelpzone@gmail.com

Advertisements

Etsy Shop Up and Running

Little Known Help Zone is happy to announce the Etsy shop is up and running again!

A new item will be listed every week, and stay tuned on the blog for posts featuring LKHZ products. All have some sort of inspiration from the places we aim to help.

All of the profits from these items will go directly to fund Little Known Help Zone projects (speaking of which, there’s new information about one coming up soon).

Visit the shop and check out cool handmade items at decently low prices!

 

 

etsy.com/shop/littleknownhelpzoneLittle Known Help Zone Logo

Little Known Help Zone Yoga Fundraiser

Little Known Help Zone is back and in full swing after a unfortunately failed trip to the Dominican Republic. Plans were made to set up a pen pal exchange and volunteer at local villages, but unfortunately communication was lost.

Back at the end of May, Little Known Help Zone held a fundraiser at Emmaus Yoga Studio with a raffle. The fundraiser was a success! 10 people showed up, and a total of $174 was raised for Little Known Help Zone! This money will go towards funding future projects and events.

The day started with everyone arriving and purchasing raffle tickets.


photo 2

Then, everyone settled down for a calming 1 hour yoga class.photo 4photo 5

After the class was complete, the raffle tickets were drawn.

photo 3

Everyone left with a treat!

photo 1

This event was a success and will now be an annual thing!

Thanks everybody!