Konojel means “All Together” in Kaqchikel, the Mayan dialect spoken in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala.
That’s exactly our goal– bring people together to do incredible things.
We firmly believe that we are more powerful when we come together for a common purpose.
What Is Konojel?
Konojel is registered as a non-profit organization in Guatemala and located in San Marcos La Laguna on Lake Atitlan.
Our mission is to reduce chronic malnutrition and endemic poverty in San Marcos by providing programs through which at-risk individuals can raise their standard of living.
Konojel is a program of the All Together Foundation, a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the United States.
Who We Are
A grassroots organization that has been growing steadily since 2011. Konojel’s programs are run by indigenous managers, with administrative assistance from others. We have partnered with organizations around the world. 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.
Our projects focus on the following areas:
Our Nutrition Program is our longest running program.
Ideas for projects include workshops for mother’s of families, donating an improved ingredient, or teaching a workshop to our kitchen staff
Our Children’s Enrichment Program works with 40 at-risk children, five days a week.
Employment – the Sabor del Sol women’s cooperative works with indigenous women to grow their microbusiness. We also provide professional development opportunities for our employees and beneficiaries, striving to provide work opportunities for as many women in our community as we can.
Would you like to volunteer with Konojel?
Contact us and we can start the process.
Write Konojel as “object of the e-mail”
- San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
300 meters up the main path from the municipal dock, on the left hand side, across the path from Cafe Circles.