About


Small Change 4 Big Change was founded in April 2012 with a focus of sustainable health and education. As directors, we take no salaries. This ensures that donations can be used to benefit the special families in our community and that we are motivated by pure passion.

Our goal is to assist rural community development and connect donors with humble Guatemalan families interested in changing their future. We work in the small town of Santa Catarina Barahona in two main areas: health and education. Education includes school supplies, English classes, cooking classes and the reading room, a safe place for children to spend their afternoons with books, puzzles and activities. Health includes ecological stoves, gardens, chickens, the goat co-op and tilapia ponds.

We believe strongly in ongoing support for each family and project, and we ensure that all resources are utilized to their maximum benefit. We are constantly in touch with people involved in the project- visiting supported families, checking up on progress, and developing meaningful relationships with people. We have no plans of expanding into other areas; we would prefer to add more programs for the people here in the town of Santa Catarina Barahona and raise the community up poco a poco.

Your Small Change can make a Big Change. For more information on how to get involved, please get in touch by sending an email to lisa@bigchange.net.

More information about life in Guatemala:

BBC Newsbeat
Vox
World Bank
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)