CCAMRE is a registered charitable organization that works in the Merendon Mountains of South East Guatemala to help improve the lives of the impoverished indigenous Ch’ortí Mayan people.
CCAMRE (Canadian Central American Relief Effort) was started by Hilda Rossi in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch devastated Central America. Hilda, who originally came from Guatemala responded to an appeal from family living in the area.
This region of Guatemala often suffers from tropical storm damage and the native people often find their crops and sometimes their homes are washed away during the storm season.
To the most part, the natives are subsistence farmers who also grow a little coffee to provide some income. They usually live on less than $5.00 a day.
CCAMRE sends mission trips to Guatemala every year in the spring to work on a variety of programs that have a goal of improving the lifestyle of the indigenous people. Some of the programs are described on other pages of this blog.