It’s time for change. Answer Girl Pioneers’ call to action.
Donate today!

In Guatemala, a staggering 48% of Indigenous women can’t read or write, and only 2 out of 10 graduate from high school. Poverty and inadequate infrastructure deny them an education, perpetuating a cycle of exclusion and hardship. This stark reality can’t be ignored any longer.

MAIA Girl Pioneers, as we call our students, are igniting a powerful call to action and saying out loud: It’s time for change and It is time for all of us to answer their call! It’s time to advocate for the right of girls and women to receive an education and lead lives filled with dignity and opportunity. Will you answer their call?

In 2024, a new generation of Girl Pioneers is setting out on a transformative journey to craft a brighter future. One where each year of school increases their income by 20%, improves their health and increases the likelihood of educating their families. With your donation, they will have access to the opportunities they need to and become a generation of empowered and educated Indigenous women who will transform their own lives and, in doing so, unleash a ripple effect that will shape a better world for us all.

Girl Pioneers students’ future cannot wait any longer…It’s time for change! Answer the Girl Pioneers’ call to action. Donate today!

Your support ensures:

Rigorous academics



Socioemotional education and mentorship



Family engagement

Two nutritious meals daily

Books and school supplies

Uniforms and personal sanitary kits

Other ways to give:
  • By check: Send to bank account at MAIA, 734087 Network Place Chicago, IL, 60673-1734
  • By DAF 
  • Leave a Legacy 
  • Stock: Contact us for more info at (720) 316-0355
  • By IRA Fund 
  • In Guatemala
    • A) Bank transfer to Banco Industrial: Asociación MAIA
 Cuenta Monetaria: No. 023-004119-6

*Note: Please send us a copy of your deposit slip at guadalupe@maiaimpact.org to receive your donation receipt!

Your tax-deductible donation is helping show Guatemala and the world the transformative power of girls.



MAIA strives to be a high-impact organization with minimized administration costs. We will send a PDF recognition letter to the email address you provide. If you prefer a printed version, please inform us, and we will gladly send one by mail.

We were founded in 2007 as a 501c3 organization called Starfish One by One and became a registered organization in Guatemala in 2010 as Asociación Estrella de Mar. In 2018 we rebranded and became MAIA.


USA tax identification (EIN) number 68-0652444
Asociación MAIA Tax Identification Number in Guatemala (NIT) 6896913-9.