There are many ways to get involved and make a contribution to the community of La Florida. By visiting or volunteering in the community, you are making an impact on the lives of many but another way to support the community is through donation.
Whether you choose to help out by working on the finca, or by visiting and simply taking in the many tours and classes available, you will find that there is much to see and do. To get a real feel of the campesino life, visitors can also participate in the various projects and the collective work in the community if they wish. Help is always needed.
If you choose to make a financial contribution by donating, please know that even small amounts will help the people of La Florida move towards their vision!
As a visitor, you have the possibility to enjoy the tranquillity of the community and the beauty of the surrounding nature. The community offers five different guided tours with activities such as Guatemalan cooking classes. – Learn more.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Volunteers are highly appreciated in La Florida. As a volunteer, you can get your hands dirty helping out in the fields or working in the community from 8am -1pm. Help is needed in the collective plantations as well as in various projects. – Learn more.
The activities in the community are arranged by projects. You can either make a direct donation to one of the projects or a donation to La Florida as a community, in which case the General Assembly will decide on the best use for the donation. – Learn more.
In November 2012, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near San Marcos, Guatemala, less than 100km from La Florida. The country mourned a disaster that killed at least 52 people in nearby cities and villages. The Finca sustained many damages as well that will have a direct impact on their core business and result in a loss of income.
Thanks to a group of volunteers, an Indiegogo account was created to raise funds that would help repair the damages and minimize the impact to their business. On January 12th, the fundraising project ended, and the goal was exceeded, having raised $5,615 USD.See a list of our supporter here.