The best way to get involved is to come to Guatemala and meet the inspiring women in Namaste’s program.
We invite you to join Namaste for one of our upcoming journeys.
During these trips will immerse yourself in Guatemala’s rich culture and staggering natural beauty while deepening your understanding of women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation in the country.
Guided by Namaste’s team, and accompanied by translators, you’ll discover the local gems of Antigua and Lake Atitlán, gain socio-economic insights about Guatemala, and journey beyond the tourist attractions to meet the remarkable female entrepreneurs in Namaste’s program.
Email Desiree Lyons at email@example.com for more information or to reserve your spot!
Women Supporting Women trip January 13 – 20, 2024
If you enjoy off-the-beaten path adventure, farm-to-table food, incredible shopping from local women artisans, and authentic connection with like-minded women, join us for this unforgettable experience!
“The visit to each of Namaste’s clients was eye opening, heart expanding and soul filling. To hear these womens triumphant stories, watch their proud smiles while sharing with us about their progress through the program and to see their genuine tears of gratitude brought the vision of Namastes outreach to a tangible place for me. I left Guatemala with a newfound love for the country and an excitement to support the women who are working hard to make their own way for themselves and their families by running their own small businesses.” – Julia Adams, women’s trip participant 2023
Journey to Namaste’s Annual Businesswomen’s Conference April 13-20, 2024
During this trip, you will participate in Namaste’s Annual Businesswomen’s Conference, a life-changing event for our donors and clients alike. For most of the women we serve, the conference is the first time in their lives that they will travel away from their homes and spend the night in a hotel. Attending this event gives them a huge boost in confidence, and a terrific opportunity to make new connections with other female entrepreneurs around the country and generous investors like you!
“I consider it a huge privilege to have had the opportunity to participate in a Namaste tour – to witness first-hand the beauty, complexity and dignity of the Guatemalan people and their land, to learn more about their history, present day challenges, hopes and dreams of women entrepreneurs today and to celebrate women who are striving with all their might to make positive changes within their own lives, families and communities.
I returned home hopeful – inspired once again by the power of mutually enhancing relationships to change the world for the better and newly recommitted to uphold my own.” – Jenny H, donor trip participant in 2018
INVEST YOUR TIME
Namaste’s staff is small but mighty and we need allies and ambassadors like you to help us grow. Here are some meaningful ways you can support our work:
- Help us build our presence on social media. If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and repost when we share something that resonates with you.
- In lieu of birthday gifts, request that your loved ones make a donation to Namaste in your honor.
- If your employer has a matching gifts program, leverage that when you contribute to Namaste.
- Organize a house party to spread awareness about our programs.
- Start an online crowd-funding campaign or a giving circle to sponsor women in Namaste’s CPP
Your donations to Namaste are investments in the lives and businesses of women like Aura. Aura is in her tenth cycle of Namaste’s Creating Prosperity Program (CPP). She had only two years of education and has spent most of her life weaving beautiful textiles and buying and selling crafts and clothing. When Aura joined the CPP, she dreamed of building her own home. Over the past ten years in our program, Aura has learned essential financial literacy skills, borrowed and repaid over $11,000 to grow her business, joined Namaste’s Savings Club, and moved from poverty to the middle class! With determination and earning power, Aura has sent her three children to private school, and the eldest two have graduated from university! Impressively, she has also achieved her dream of building her own home!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below to Volunteer or to request more information.