If you Ask people in Guatemala what they want most and they won’t mention aid or charity.
What they want are opportunities – to education, to financing, to build businesses – so they can be self-sufficient and provide for their families.
They have the intelligence, drive, and desire to succeed, but lack the specific training, education, and access to markets to sell their products.
Be assured, each and every project selected by Wild Guatemala will be sustainable, significant, and will provide the opportunity for team members to work side-by-side with the local community. Trips will be adventurous and exciting with opportunities to learn about the host culture and country and to build relationships with local community members.
Wild Guatemala Expeditions helps create the access needed to succeed and prosper, by providing the people with whom we work with the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools, we are able to work together to create sustainable and profitable businesses with long-term viability. With increased income, they are able to invest in the education, healthcare, housing and nutrition needed for healthy and thriving communities.
Our tours and group trips open up a world of adventure and opportunity and are mutually beneficial for the individuals, the communities and the travelers.
Wild Guatemala tours take people beyond regular tourism.
We want visitors to learn far more about Guatemala, the people, and the culture than they would on conventional tours.
Wild Guatemala works with Mayan farming communities to create economic opportunity that improves the quality of life for their families and communities.
We believe that our impact must be both economically and environmentally sustainable.
Due to the extreme levels of poverty, most Guatemalan families lack the means to pay for basic necessities like housing, nutrition, healthcare, and education. Because of this, it isn’t uncommon for children as young as 10 to hold jobs in order to help the family make ends meet, lowering enrollment rates in schools to a staggering 35% in rural areas. Many families also live in houses made of cornstalks and have limited access to affordable healthcare and nutrition.
All of this means that farmers face an intimidating challenge to break out of the cycle of poverty.
For these reasons, Wild Guatemala focuses its efforts on Guatemalan farming communities.