Biblioteca Buena Vista is the local community library, which serves 200 people. The library, located in the Guatemalan Pacific coast, was built by La Choza Chula, a social enterprise that helps the community of El Paredon benefit from the growing tourism in the area. The Library offers morning support to students in the primary school, afternoon activities for children, training for adults, books for readers and job opportunities for locals.
Adult Fiction, Best Sellers of All Time and Types of Genre, Children’s Storybooks, Early Childhood Development, ‘Learning-to-Read’ Books, Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Young Readers and Teenage Fiction
Glue Sticks for Silicone Glue Gun, Scotch Tape, and Strong Paper/Cardboard Glue
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.