“From the profits of the candle project we also bought chickens and pigs, we raise them and then we sell them. I have been able to help my husband Juan Lorenzo with purchasing corn, beans, and sugar for our family.” Juana Tomas Pedro
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Teaching new skills

Hands For Peacemaking, through the help of generous donors, helps villagers start enterprises such as candlemaking.  Programs such as these help villagers lift themselves out of poverty.

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Teaching new skills

Providing economic development

A little financial help, combined with finding a need in the marketplace, can help a villager work their way out of poverty. Hands For Peacemaking provides training and support in enterprises like candle-making & embroidery for villagers, giving them the opportunity to become self-sufficient.

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Providing economic development


3rd Annual Dinner/Auction October 17, 2013

Hands For Peacemaking will hold the 3rd Annual "Heart of Guatemala" Dinner/Auction on October 17, 2013.  Tickets may be purchased on out "Donate Section" of our web site.

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  • Clean Air Stoves
  • School Facilities & Education
  • Micro Enterprise Projects
  • Safe Water Projects

Hands For Peacemaking works through a myriad of projects aimed at increasing the quality of life, health, and education for Guatemala’s poor.  Click here to learn more.