Children's Education Abroad, My Community

Julio Cesar Received His Bed

Last night, LKHZ received wonderful news from Mayan Families. Julio received his bed and mattress for Christmas. The bed is beautiful and crafted by the Mayan Families workshop, so there’s a double benefit of employing young boys and helping a family.

This bed was much needed for Julio’s family, 5 people previously shared 2 beds, so this third bed will allow the family to spread out and get better rest.

In addition to sponsoring students, LKHZ contributes to student’s outside needs in hopes of limiting distractions and encouraging more learning at school.

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Children's Education Abroad, My Community

Christmas Bed Donation

Just in time for Christmas, LKHZ utilized the money from December successes to donate a bed to sponsored student Julio’s family. Right now, the family of 5 shares 2 beds, so this extra bed will be a huge relief for the family. For $170, Julio will receive a bed and a mattress, made by the organization Mayan Families’ workshop (that also commissions other young Mayan students in the trade craft of furniture making, supplying them with a skill and income).

If you would like to give back this holiday season, consider donating a set of sheets for $25 to Julio’s family as well. Comment below or email to learn how to donate.

Happy Holidays!

Children's Education Abroad, My Community

Student Needs Selection

After researching the needs of LKHZ’s sponsored students, one need of each student is going to be met for the academic year. here are the selections. Additional funds will need to be raised to meet these needs.

Brenda Johana: Graduation Costs $175

This helps cover the cost of the cap and gown, the hall rental and decorations for the ceremony, and the celebratory lunch with Brenda’s parents at the school, as well as the required graduation paperwork.  This is an obligatory cost that all students must pay for graduation. Without paying this fee, Brenda will not receive her diploma, and as a result, she will not be able to register for university or fill out the necessary paperwork to find a job.

Julio Cesar: Bed $170

This bed will be made by the organization’s workshop, employing young men with a skill and helping Julio and his family.

Claudia Marina: Sawyer Water Filter $121

The water filters distributed by Mayan Families have long-term social, economic and environmental impacts on the entire family. A great investment in the health and well-being of the family through preventing water-borne diseases which when unaddressed inhibit the capability for parents to go to work and children to attend school.