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Education Fund

Trama Education Fund Recipients

Trama’s Education Fund was created to help the children of our Cooperative learn, grow and excel

The communities that make up our cooperative face extremely difficult conditions when it comes to education for their children. In Guatemala, while primary school (Grades 1-6) is free, Basico and Diversificado (roughly the equivalent of middle and high school) cost not only an inscription fee, but also a monthly charge.

For one child to attend Basico it costs around Q5500 (Q500 inscription fee and Q500 monthly fee for the 10 month school year). At current exchange rates, this is the equivalent of 715USD per year.

That means for one child to complete the four years of Basico it will cost at a minimum $2860. That doesn't even cover the additional costs of general supplies, transportation to and from school, and books that all children at every age need.

Needless to say it is quite expensive, especially for families living in rural, lower income areas of Guatemala where the minimum wage, which many don't make, is around 12USD a day (Q90).

Each of the 17 communities that make up the Trama Textiles Cooperative have an average of 15-20 children, of which many will be at the Basico level age this coming year.

Our goal is to raise enough money for all students to attend Middle School.

Crunching all the numbers this brings us to our goal of fundraising.


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Thank you for supporting the students of Trama.