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Have Hammer…Will Travel is 100% dependent on donations, whether those donations come through fundraisers, Todo Bueno Resale and  Consignment Store, projects or individual contributions.

It costs the program $88,000 pesos per month to keep running. Students who cannot afford tuition are given scholarships, so we have to generate 7,200 pesos per student each year in $400 per month (4,800) and $2400 for wood and materials order to cover our scholarships.

In spite of the great reputation that our program has, raising this amount of money is challenging around Lake Chapala because of so many competing quality charities. Believe it or not, a recent count shows over 60 active nonprofit organizations in the lakeside area, most of which are vying for financial support from the same pool of residents and visitors.

Where your money goes

Your donations will go toward either operational expenses (rent, utilities, teachers salary, materials, wood, maintenance and replacement of equipment and tools) or to fund individual students’ tuition scholarships for the year. For advanced scholarships to higher education at Conalap Tech, and Preparatoria Regional De Chapala (high schools)

How to Donate

If you would like a U.S. tax deductible receipt for your contribution, click `DONATE ONLINE` below for payment through the Foundation for Lake Chapala Charities. ALL of your donation will come directly to us if you select `HAVE HAMMER`as the `Charity to be Donated To:

If you don ́t wish to receive a U.S. tax deductible receipt, you may  (a) drop off your donation at the HHWT workshop, Hildalgo 231-A, Riberas del Pilar, Monday-Friday 9:15-1:30 and 3:00-5:00;  or (b) call or email one of the Board Members who will be happy to pick up your check or cash.

A Gift of an Education.. Will Change a Generation

Our mission: Have Hammer Will Travel A.C. (HHWT) teaches Mexican youths (both boys and girls) life skills through woodworking, carpentry and CAD. The current job market requires more advanced skills. As vocational leaders, we are committed to filling gaps in education and life skills to ensure that local Chapala's Mexican youths ages 11 to 19 in year 2021 receive these skills, gain confidence and the required training they need to excel in this job market.

Thank you in advance for considering our program among your charitable contributions!

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HHWT is administered by Volunteers. 100% of all donations go directly towards operational expenses and funding of students’ ’scholarships.