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    Weʼve raised £611 to help the Asociación Bio-Itzá in Guatemala to pay for essential equipment needed in their reserve.

    San Jose, Guatemala
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th November 2018

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    Story

    The Bio-Itzá Association was formed in 1991 in an effort to rescue the ancestral knowledge and traditions of the Maya Itzá culture and associated tropical forests in northern Guatemala. The non-profit association is operated by local community-minded indigenous people of Mayan descent. The Association operates numerous outreach and education programmes (which you can read more about below). Bio-Itzá are aiming to raise money to buy the following pieces of equipment, which are essential to their work and listed below in order of need:

    1. Repairs to the reserve vehicle. The reserve is 23km from the village, and due to the poor condition of the road, the vehicle has been damaged. Bio-Itzá are currently relying on help from other organisations to transport water and essential equipment to the rangers who protect the reserve.

    2. Wire mesh. This is needed in the reserve to repair fences

    3. Beds. Also needed in the reserve for the rangers who protect the area, and sleep there at night.

    4. A laptop. A robbery in 2017 left the office without any equipment. Through donations they were able to buy a laptop, but it is shared by everyone at the association and a second is needed for the necessary office administration.

    To read more about the history and the work of Bio-Itzá please read the Equator Initiative case study here: https://www.equatorinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/case_1348150252_EN.pdf

    You can also find Bio-Itzá on Facebook . The information is in Spanish, but they also have an English website .

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    • Carolyn Taylor4 months ago
      Carolyn Taylor

      Carolyn Taylor

      4 months ago

      My amazing sister Claire Hutchinson will also be running in support of Bio-Itzá on 18th November - her first ever half marathon! Thank you Claire, it means so much to have your support and company on the day! xx

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    • Carolyn Taylor6 months ago
      Carolyn Taylor

      Carolyn Taylor

      6 months ago

      I've got my first fundraising activity in the diary - it is the Newcastle Town Moor Half Marathon on 18th November 2018. I've only managed this distance once before and I said I would never do it again, but here goes! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to BioItzá so far :)

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    Page last updated on: 11/19/2018 21.05

    Supporters

    46

    • Sarah L

      Sarah L

      Nov 19, 2018

      Well done Carolyn!

      £10.00

    • Emily Nicholls

      Emily Nicholls

      Nov 19, 2018

      From Lauren! xx

      £5.00

    • Andrea Freeman

      Andrea Freeman

      Nov 19, 2018

      Great work Carolyn! Andrea x

      £5.00

    • Tasha Cooper

      Tasha Cooper

      Nov 18, 2018

      Well done Carolyn and Claire! Hope you had a fab day.... :) Love from the Cooper-Kennys x x

      £10.00

    • neil carden

      neil carden

      Nov 18, 2018

      £10.00

    • Hayley Moore

      Hayley Moore

      Nov 18, 2018

      Well done to you both!!! Love Hayley and Charlie xxx

      £5.00

    • Kumi Casey

      Kumi Casey

      Nov 18, 2018

      Good luck!

      £10.00

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    San Jose, Guatemala

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