Villa Sumaya sponsors a Mayan Mothers’ Food Fund! This project began in 2020 when we realized that although there are many nonprofit agencies working in our area, some of the older women, including widows and mothers with little to no income and those with alcoholic husbands were not being served.

Our project is simple. All the money we collect goes directly toward the purchase of hand-selected vegetables and fruits for the families of our Mayan mothers target group. The women range from teenagers to the elderly. This local project has no any significant administrative costs, so all the donation money goes directly toward buying food.

One of our own employees identifies the women most in need. She is a single mother from the pueblo who speaks the local Mayan language. We pay her a small weekly stipend, and her sole objective is to help the families in the greatest need.

She organizes the purchase of the bags and orchestrates the selection of 7 women each week to benefit from this program. We spend approximately $108 per week ($432 per month) to make this food bag and gift of life a reality.

Each woman hand-selects the produce she’d like for her family. Because the ladies purchase the food directly, they are given the most favorable price by the local vendors. Every week, we take photos of the women and their bag of food, which ensures that our funds are successfully reaching those in need.

Thanks for your kindness in supporting this project!