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Lifting their Burdens

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About Us

Our Team

Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? See our form below for more information!

Our History

After living abroad in mostly developing countries for 30 years, the Reinharts relocated to San Diego in 1996. The family established the Reinhart Family Foundation, later renamed the Maya Relief Foundation, to improve the health and well being of the Maya people by providing them with fuel-efficient stoves and portable water filters.

Our Mission

Maya women cook food with fires built on a wooden pallet called a polleton. Because the open cooking fires are inside the home, families breathe in toxic fumes, which cause eye irritations and respiratory problems.

In addition to the health benefits of the foundation’s Eko-Stoves, the wood-burning stoves use 70 percent less firewood, which saves families money and time.

In addition to the stove and water filter, which are both made in Guatemala, the foundation helps every family organize their home and plant their own garden. The foundation also supplies women with multi-nutritional prenatal vitamins donated by the Kirk Humanitarian Foundation.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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