For one week (March 20-27) Konojel, San Marcos’ child nutrition center is inviting you to fast for one week and raise funds to support their Daily Lunch Program.
Through changing to a liquid diet of juices, smoothies and soups for one week you can raise the vital funds Konojel needs to run it’s community development programmes in San Marcos la Laguna.
Andrew, Konojel Director, says: “The daily lunch program is our oldest and most established program, and all money raised in this fundraiser will support the costs associated with creating and serving lunches. Our goal of $30,000 is $6,000 over the current costs to run this program each year. If we reach this goal, the extra money will be used to increase the amount of protein used in our menu. Additional protein from locally-sourced eggs and chicken will provide further growth and benefit to Konojel members.”
Konojel has served more than 75,000 lunches helping address the immediate need of hunger in the Mayan indigenous community. Empowering local women through professional development and job creation and providing workshops in nutrition and family health.
Four local organic gardens provide food for the lunch programmes and a childhood enrichment programme gives the space and opportunity for children to grow and learn.
How you can be involved
1. You can join the week liquid (juices, smoothies & soups)
2. Ask your friends & family to sponsor your fast with donations.