About FUNDIT Guatemala History

FUNDIT Guatemala

The organization started informally at the end of the 1980s.  Nancy Rittmaster de España, together with a group of women and the Municipality of El Tejar, organized a library that officially opened in May 1992.

Nancy began helping several children with school supplies; that effort later transformed into a scholarship program. Children who come from extreme poverty do best when they start their education early. So,  Nancy and FUNDIT´s board, with a gift from the wife of the out-going president of Guatemala, founded a pre-school to give the children the chance to have a better life. From 1997 children between 2 and 6 years old, especially those with working mothers, could attend CEDIN. In 2003 the foundation started running music classes for the children from the community. FUNDIT continued to support women in all their activities.


To promote development of the El Tejar community through education for children and youth with an emphasis on girls and young women.


Give all families the opportunity to access good quality education, preparing girls and boys to be good citizens who value human dignity.

Early Education Center CEDIN

Early education center accredited by the Ministry of Education and serving children ages 4 to 6.

Nancy Rittmaster de España Municipal Library

Approximately 2,000 users visit the library every month.

Ethical Bean Scholarship Program

Supports 54 students from disadvantaged families who attend middle and high schools.

Music program

Certificate in Introduction to Music in marimba, flute, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and violin.


CEDIN graduates


Scholarship student in the past 20 years


Music program graduates


Books availables in the library

FUNDIT Guatemala

Location in El Tejar, Chimaltenango

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