Hotel Paredon Surf House


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

Library Supplies:
Glue Sticks for Silicone Glue Gun, Scotch Tape, and Strong Paper/Cardboard Glue

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of March 14, 2018

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.

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.