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Ride to Guatemala, then donate or sell your Bike cheap to a US based Charity!

Hi everyone,
I am new here so please let me know where I should post this.
Panajachel, Guatemala
Mayan Families is a US based 501.c.3 Charity working in rural Guatemala.
We are looking for an Adventure Motorcycle to be donated to us here in Guatemala or sold really cheaply. I have spoken to numerous Adventure Travelers riding through and they suggested that I post here. Right now Tammy is riding through from Canada on her Kawasaki KLR 650, our dream bike.
So if anyone would like to ride to Guatemala, but doesn't want to ride back, we would love to hear from you!
We are not picky!
Japanese single cylinder bike are great but beggars can not be choosers!
We need the Bike for our work here in Guatemala!
We are all over the highlands, on back roads and trails. We do Medical and Dental Clinics, we help sponsor over 3,000 Indigenous children to go to school so having a Motorcycle that would allow us access to remote areas is crucial! Please help us with suggestions and ideas! We work in Guatemala so the Motorcycle has to be here or very close! Running or not. We will take care of all paperwork. This is Guatemala, so we can not Guarantee anything, but we will try. Cheap Chinese bikes simply do not last here and oarts are a hassle, sorry. Something we can get parts for, such as Japanese, Honda, Kawasaki KLR 650, Yamaha TT 600, German - BMW 1150 or 1200 or whatever, most bikes are great.
Thank you!
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I plan on buying a KLR650 and riding from Texas to Guatemala in December of 2016. I was planning on donating the bike at the end. I am a board member of a Children's Charity here in Indiana USA. Are you still doing this? I noticed your thread but it's two years old.
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Non Profit in Guatemala to donate your Bike to

Hi RR,
Yes, we are very interested!
We have a number of programs that really need a good Motorcycle for and a Kawasaki 650 thumper is perfect! Mayan Families is a USA registered Charity , a 501.c.3 and we can provide you with a donation receipt for your very generous donation!
Yes please! we really really need this Motorcycle! A Kawasaki 650 is an excellent choice for Mexico and Guatemala!
My email is dwight at mayanfamilies.org and my Guatemalan cell number is 3007-4831 or from the US 011-502-3007-4831.
Our website is www.mayanfamilies.org
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