LUMAYA helps in GuateMALA
We support the Kaq'Koj Environmentalist Group in San Cristóbal
For every LUMAYA soap you buy, you help a small community in Guatemala to protect their local environment. For every Lumaya soap sold, we donate 10 cents to the Kaq'Koj Group in San Cristobal, Guatemala. The human-made, global problem of plastic waste is particularly evident in the Laguna Chichoj. We want to make a contribution to save the local ecosystem and to regenerate the water and fish resources.
The Kaq'Koj Organization
The group was founded in 2006 and officially named Kaq 'Koj in 2017. The name means orange lion in the language of the Poqomchiʼ Maya.
The Kaq'koj Environmentalist Group promotes and strengthens environmental education for young people in San Cristóbal Verapaz, Guatemala. Her main focus is on household and commercial waste removal, cleaning up your local lagoon and a sustainable development training program. The employees are part of the local community and aim to strengthen their local environment and to use local resources sustainably.
Saving water resources
Unfortunately there is no sewage treatment plant in the city of San Cristobal Verapaz. Because of this, all debris is directed to the Chichoj lagoon, which encourages the growth of floating algae. These algae now cover most of the lagoon and the ecosystem below is dying off. Kaq'Koj promotes the reduction of all sources of pollution that increase algae growth and fights to reclaim your lagoon.
Sustainable handling of rubbish
Kaq'Koj teaches the community how to handle solid waste in roads, canals and small rivers that lead to the lagoon. Your goal is to encourage your residents to adopt a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.