While EDELAC is made exceptional by its passionate local staff, its fearless leader, Guadalupe, and its grounding in the local Guatemalan community, the strength of Quetzaltrekkers as its sustainable source of funds lies in the patronage of its international community. Eighteen years of operation have been executed by traveling volunteers asking for nothing but a few tips to feed themselves and a game of soccer with the kids from time to time. The extensive gear room is stocked by donations from commercial suppliers and travelers wanting to shed some weight from their packs. Trekkers from all over the world choose to trek with Quetzaltrekkers so they can scale some truly awesome routes while returning something to this wonderful country in which they find themselves.
Call us needy, but we have fallen in love with being part of this community and we are hoping you will as well. So whether you are completely new to the mission of Quetzaltrekkers, a hiking enthusiast, an appreciative past client, an ex-guide, or my beautiful and sympathetic mother, we are asking for your support once again (pretty, pretty, pretty please with homemade jam and canela on top):
- For the Kids: This is why we’re trekking. It’s all about the dinero for the children and EDELAC as we are raising funds for a number of projects within the organization: day to day support, growth and sustainability, and extra curricular actividades. Click on the links to see more information about the different funds and how to donate or click on the “Make a Donation” button on the left side bar if you just can’t wait!
- For us: We’re volunteers, have been for some time already, and definitely appreciate every little bit of help. We love what we’re doing and why we’re doing it, but hopefully you guys do as well and are willing to throw a little sumfin sumfin our way (after making a donation towards the kids, please). Click the link if you want to know more about the expenses an adventure of this kind involves or click the “Make a Donation” button on the left side bar (you will be directed to a page after donating where you can specify if you want this donation to go to us :)).
If neither of those take your fancy, lob us a message using the form below and we’ll work something out. We do and will appreciate anything that anyone is willing to give to the cause, no matter how small or insignificant you may think it is (especially if it’s gear, Henley is a gram weenie).
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Get in touch, we’d love to hear from anyone and everyone…