Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation
The mission of Amigos de Santa Cruz is to improve the lives of the indigenous people of Santa Cruz la Laguna and surrounding villages through support for education and sustainable economic empowerment. Amigos focuses on this one small corner of the world to help break the generational cycle of poverty. Amigos is a small organization that has a history of accomplishments, and an excellent relationship of respect and trust among the communities we work with.
What makes Amigos unique is that we have chosen to focus on the rural communities that make up Santa Cruz La Laguna, a total population of about 6,000, rather than spreading our resources out to a farther reach.
Our 4 Major Programs are:
- Vocational Education & Economic Empowerment- CECAP Centro de Capacitación
- Women's Empowerment
- Youth Leadership & Sex Education
- Educational Support Programs (scholarhips to secondary and university, early education initiatives)