At Rebel + Connect we believe in leaving a place better than we found it.
We understand the stress that events can sometimes have on cities,
especially towns that do not often see large groups come in all at once.
San Marcos La Laguna and the entire Lake Atitlan area is unique in its ability
to nourish the mind, body and soul of anyone who stays there,
as well as enhance the connection to self, others, and the planet.
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We are excited for participants and providers of the 2018 Remote Work Summit
to be able to experience the magic of Lake Atitlan.
To ensure our time in San Marcos La Laguna leaves a positive lasting impact on the local community-
all profits from the event will go towards ending malnutrition in rural Guatemala.
Why Malnutrition in Guatemala?
- Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world, and the highest rate of malnutrition in Latin America.
- Seven out of ten children in Indigenous communities in Guatemala suffer from malnutrition.
- Forty percent of San Marcos natives are living on less than $2 per day per household, according to the Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture, and that poverty permeates every aspect of their lives, from their physical stature, to their chances for employment, to high rates of unwanted pregnancy, to poor dental health.
- Rural Guatemalans need your help to break the cycle of poverty and raise their own standard of living.
A grassroots organization that has been growing steadily since 2011, Konojel is directed by foreigners, run by locals, and our partnerships span across the globe. We are a group of individuals working to improve conditions and standards of living in our community because we are willing and able to dedicate the time, energy, and resources necessary to make a sustained and positive impact on the lives of people living in extreme poverty and institutionalized oppression. We approach our work and the people who are impacted by our work with the utmost respect, humility, and empathy.
Konojel impacts the community through various initiatives, including, but not limited to a nutrition program, an education program, a women's entrepreneurship program, a computer lab and tech program, clean drinking water eco-filters, and a restaurant comedor & Mayan co-op.
For more about the history of Konojel and the work they do,
visit their website at www.konojel.org.
Our mission at Fincas Buenas is to raise funding and resources for large and small scale community permaculture projects, along with promotion of permaculture education in the private and public sectors.
Fincas Buenas believes that using currencies from the developed world for international efforts in food and water sustainability is a proportionally more beneficial strategy to even out the international playing field and gradually bring the world back into balance.
For more about the history of Fincas Buenas and the work they do,
Hands on Giving
In addition to giving back monetarily to the community, we are working on providing some hands-on volunteer experiences for our attendees as well.
Interested in participating?
Email our Director of Travel, Rachel McGehee, at Rachel@rebelandconnect.co
or click the button below! Use subject line "I want to volunteer!"