Please join us this Spring in our board members' challenge to support 100 women with our business development program. Each of the five NamasteDirect board members have committed $5,000 for the financial literacy training, personal business advising and small business loan capital for ten women in Guatemala, totaling 50 women. However, they won't do it without your support! To meet our goal of funding 100 women, we are relying on the generosity of our donors to support 50 women, which will then be matched by the board to reach 100 women.
100 women. 100 businesses. And 100 opportunities for a better life for them and their families.
The good news is there are several different ways to participate!
Participate in our online auction
Looking for a perfect weekend getaway or an exclusive item? Visit our online auction and browse through great opportunities including stays in Mexico and the United States as well as wellness packages, autographed sports memorabilia, and exclusive restaurant experiences to name a few. Auction proceeds will benefit NamasteDirect and any amount paid over the item's value is a tax-deductible donation.
Participate in our Fund a Need
Make a general donation to NamasteDirect. All donations are 100% tax deductible and work to directly support a woman in Guatemala. For just $500, an entrepreneurial woman will receive nine months of business training and advising combined with a small business loan (typically $250). Our clients on average are increasing their income by 50% during the nine-month cycle, making the cost of our program well justified. Remember too that we have always kept our overhead at the lowest possible level- with just one paid position in the United States, we are proud to be directly producing job opportunities in Guatemala- both for the 18 team members we have on staff and for our clients whose success enables the hiring of other women in her village.
Donate a portion of your regular eBay Sales or an item for our auction
NamasteDirect is a registered member of Mission Fish and eBay giving Works- programs that are designed to allow eBay sellers to give portions of their sales to their favorite non-profit. If you are already selling on eBay, why not consider donating a portion of those sales? The process is incredibly easy- just designate NamasteDirectGuatemala as the recipient and decide how much of your sales you'd like to donate to us! If you have an item you’d like to donate to our auction, we will be happy to include it.
Host a NamasteDirect House Party
Much of Namaste's support base has grown from the generosity of our donors willing to share their passion with their friends, families, and acquaintances. Host a NamasteDirect house party and we'll provide all the content needed for a fun, informative and hopefully transformational gathering. House parties may be themed and include a fundraising goal or as simple as an informal gathering of like-minded friends. Contact email@example.com for more information on hosting your own Namaste event.