ecolibri

is a non-profit organization,

that has worked with

indigenous communities

around Lake Atitlán,

Guatemala, since 2004

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women

promoting gender equity and female empowerment

75+

FEMALE-LED

INITIATIVES

2,500+

WOMEN INVOLVED IN

OUR PROJECTS 

18,900+

INDIVIDUALS

IMPACTED

Our projects aim to encourage and inspire young girls and women, through providing educational opportunities, access to work, and knowledge. 

partners

working with committed, like-minded organizations 

Ecolibri is open to connecting with potential new international and local partners, to further develop both new and existing projects. We welcome people who may be interested in investing their time and resources to contribute to building a better world and future for the communities we work with.

team

Dita Zakova, Founder

Nohemi Perez, Co-ordinator

guatemala

every opportunity begins with education

One of our most impactful projects is our child sponsorship program. We draw on the support of hundreds of like-minded individuals internationally who want to help children in need but do not quite know where to begin. 

art

creative projects with local artisans

Some of our past endeavors include: sponsoring art classes for children, providing international exhibition opportunities for local visual artists, collaborating with local weavers to design handmade collections, and innovating new weaving techniques.

food

creating novel systems to combat malnutrition

50+

PERMACULTURE GARDENS PLANTED

375

HOUSEHOLDS

IMPACTED

3,182

INDIVIDUALS

PROVIDED WITH

FOOD RELIEF

During the 2020 lockdown, Ecolibri fundraised over $20,000 to provide food relief in the form of the staple food, corn. We have since established a program to initiate sustainable community farming methods, through garden design and a seed bank.

health

improving indoor air and potable water quality

64+

SUSTAINABLE STOVES CONSTRUCTED

64+

WATER TANKS

PROVIDED

500+

PROVIDED

WITH SAFER

CONDITIONS

We partner with local and international, Universities, researchers and scientists, to design low-cost systems to reduce the levels of toxic smoke in the home produced by open-flame fires as well as mitigating waterborne illness through on-site water purification.

guatemala

a vast volcanic landscape 'between the waters'

Lake Atitlán is located in the volcanic sub-tropical Highlands of Guatemala and is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem of endemic flora and fauna. It is inhabited by a mostly Indigenous population, whose Mayan ancestry influences the culture of the region.

For almost 20 years, we have been working to inspire indigenous communities, empower women and alleviate malnutrition, through education, novel systems design, and inclusive sustainable opportunities. 

education

increasing access to education - exponentially

One of our most impactful projects is our child sponsorship program. We draw on the support of hundreds of like-minded individuals internationally who want to help children in need but do not quite know where to begin. 

65

CHILDREN

SPONSORED

5

SCHOOL 

COLLABORATIONS

5

SCHOOL 

COLLABORATIONS

65

CHILDREN

SPONSORED

5

SCHOOL 

COLLABORATIONS

100+

DONORS &

ENTITIES HELPED

RAISE FUNDS

ecolibri

we are a non-profit organization, that works with indigenous communities around Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Asociación Ecolibri

N.I.T. 83341625

© 2021 Ecolibri

Anzan Design

contact

whether you're interested to learn more, donate, collaborate, partner with us, or if you're just passing through the area, don't hesitate to get in touch!

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