Our Story

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Our Team

Our amazing team of part-time volunteers is committed to improving access to quality healthcare and education services in the rural area of Petén in northern Guatemala. Interested in helping us carry out this mission? Whether you have time or money to donate, read on to learn more about our organization and current projects.

Map of Guatemala from Google.com Area of Peten is drawn in, and the location of El Remate is pinned

Our History

 Our story began with a group of medical students embarked on a journey to provide volunteer medical services in the remote villages of Petén, Guatemala. As we lived and volunteered in the town of El Remate, we quickly realized that the needs far exceeded our original expectations. While we desired to bring healthcare to the area, we realized that the people were lacking several necessities of life, such as clean water, sanitary living conditions, and sufficient food. Further, we found a virtual lack of humanitarian aid projects available to partner with in this extreme northern part of the country. Rather than give up, continuing to neglect the people further, we decided to form our own organization, work with the people and local community health workers, and hopefully make a difference in their lives.  

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Our Mission

While our primary interest is to provide medical care, we realize that without first preventing disease and illness, our efforts would be futile.  Thus, our major goals are to help improve the access to a consistent and sustainable clean water source, establish an eco-friendly human waste management system, and to improve community health education on sanitary living conditions as well as personal hygiene. 


We realize these goals are very ambitous and may take several years to obtain the funding, conduct the necessary regional research, and develop the relationships in the region.  Therefore, our initial projects are to provide basic school and medical supplies, while continuing to volunteer in the towns, in order to build trust and rapport. During this time, we hope to develop local partnerships, recruit private donors, as well as secure corporate and governmental grants within the United States to our to fund our larger missions.  

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve healthcare access in Guatemala. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Kuhul Balam is now registered with Amazon Smile. Select Kuhul Balam as your non-profit, complete purchases at smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase amount to our efforts to support the women and children of Petén, Guatemala! Download the file below for instructions if needed. ¡Gracias por su apoyo!

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As a public charity, we adhere  to complete financial transparency of our annual budget, project expenses, and tax returns.