Support Rural Guatemala.ORG


Created for volunteers of the Peace Corps

Support Rural Guatemala (www.supportruralguatemala.org) was created to raise funds in support of Peace Corps efforts in rural Guatemala. The website supplies information on the programs being implemented (such as the addition of cement floors), connects users with the local struggle (via a striking image gallery and residents’ stories), and has multiple ways to donate to the cause including via online payment.

Take a Closer Look


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Tech Specs


Support Rural Guatemala is written in HTML & CSS and features a custom Flash homepage slider, an image gallery and a donation calculator both built with JavaScript, and online donation options through PayPal.

About the Project


Support Rural Guatemala was created with the intent of raising money to support an array of important projects by Peace Corps volunteers to improve conditions in rural Guatemala. With their initial goals met, the website has been passed down to a new generation of PC volunteers to continue to raise money for the cause.

This site uses the light blue found in the Guatemalan flag coupled with a light, earthy tone as the basis for the color scheme. The logo for the site is an amalgamation of the geographic shape of Guatemala and the cross which is used as a symbol of help. The star is placed in the approximate location of the regions helped by this effort.

The background image was created to invoke a Mayan-like design feel, paying homage to the cultural history of the area. To focus user interest towards donating, the main menu shows only the major topics (topics which either inform or collect donations) while a secondary menu at the bottom of the site offers more related content.

The site design relies on the outstanding photos (digitally touched up) taken by Peace Corps volunteers stationed in Guatemala. They are integrated throughout the site from the headers to the image gallery and are highlighted as much as possible to connect the viewer personally to the people of the area.

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