Hotel Tepepul Kaan
San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
In 2007, the Ajpub' program supported the education of four children in San Pedro La Laguna. The hotel has developed level-by-level (from one in the year 2000 to four at present) in order to create a sufficient income to fund this growing program.
But Ajpub' is more than a charity that doles out money. Participation requires that both student and family make progressive efforts to cover educational costs themselves. An educational savings fund must be established and there must be clear efforts to grow this fund. The idea is to build the kind of skills necessary for responsible financial planning and for family-based motivation in the pursuit of educational goals.