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25,000 fruit trees planted.

Countless families impacted.

 
 

 About

Travel, plant, and connect. Our goal at Bare Hands is to link underserved communities with food autonomy and have fun while doing it. Join us on a cultural and meaningful trip to Guatemala to help. We have been organizing projects there since 2013 and have established lasting relationships with multiple villages. Our team has planted over 25,000 fruit trees, aided with communities with clean water, and even built a church.

We began in 2013, planting fruit and pine trees for the people of Chijtinimit, a small village in the mountains of Guatemala. During this time, we saw the need for people to take control of their health and food sovereignty. The Bare Hands team of volunteers work, play, and travel throughout villages in beautiful Guatemala. We plant fruit trees, build box gardens, and connect with the local people.

 

How it works

01. plan

We gather support and volunteers for our trips. Then, we plan a rough outline of the itinerary given the resources acquired.

02. travel

Once the tickets are booked, itinerary is set, we're off to Guatemala. Most of our volunteers fly from Atlanta which has a nonstop flight to GUA. Our team is picked up by a shuttle bus and off we go.

03. plant

Volunteers explore and settle in. Then together we get to work on projects around the country. Most trips pass into Antigua and Pana (a must see, Lake Atitlan) whereas the projects are typically in rural villages.

 

Projects

 


Progress with your donations

The majority of our funds come from small, individual shareholders. Our projects are made possible with your donations. Since 2013, we have planted over 25,000 fruit trees and thousands more herbs and vegetables.

 
 

 
 
 

Dedicated to people & plants.

 
 

Hand picked team

 

TANSZY BAILEY
TEAM LEADER & COORDINATOR

Tanszy is a born leader, since 2006, she has been the inspiration for her family and friends to get on board for our annual trips to Guatemala. Tanner, her horticulturalist son, started Bare Hands Bear Fruit (Barehands.org) growing his passion through hers. Together with a team of volunteers, they help with food autonomy, water, and education in the underserved villages of Guatemala.

“We work with small villages in need and decide with them, what they need most. The kick behind it all is to help these families support themselves. The cool thing about that is that it helps so many more people than what we think, year after year. I’ve had several kids graduate and we continue to take teams every year through Bare Hands. We have planted over 25,000 fruit trees, aided with water quality and, we even built a church once. We partner with individuals as well… the majority of our support and volunteers are from small share donors. Families who want to make their vacation an experience, cultural and count.” -Tanszy Bailey

DANIEL DOMINGUEZ  PROJECT COORDINATOR  Daniel leads the pack in Guatemala. He knows all the villages, plans all the routes for our trips, gets fruit trees delivered (at local rates).   He’s a firefighter, a pastor, a community leader, obviously a jack of all trades, a father and an lively part of our team.

DANIEL DOMINGUEZ
PROJECT COORDINATOR

Daniel leads the pack in Guatemala. He knows all the villages, plans all the routes for our trips, gets fruit trees delivered (at local rates).

He’s a firefighter, a pastor, a community leader, obviously a jack of all trades, a father and an lively part of our team.

TANNER H. BAILEY
CEO & LEAD HORTICULTURALIST

As the Founder of Bare Hands, Tanner’s vision to improve the livelihoods of people through plants has taken our projects from seed to sprout.

His knowledge in designing protocols for vegetative propagation, organic systems, and pest/disease management has lended us the capacity to plan sustainable projects for the villages we aid.

FRANK H. BAILEY III
CFO

Frank has been with us since its genesis. He is entrepreneurial minded and understands the importance of community alignment to achieve success. His ability to identify impactful opportunities makes him a key member of our team. Frank has taken our projects to Panama, Brazil, and Atlanta.

McKENZY B. WILLIAMS
COMMUNITY & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

McKenzy is focused on empowering communities and directs Bare Hands with our volunteer and donor relationships.

She has over ten years of experience working for firms such as United Way as a development officer and currently is the director of Children Services for Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. She also volunteers with community development projects in the U.S. and Guatemala.

Her giving spirit and heart for humanity reminds our team why and what we are here to do.

ASHLEY M. WARREN
WRITER & DESIGNER

Ashley brings our mission to life. Aside from writing, she has a plant loving history with World Coffee Research France, Buckhead Beans Atlanta, and her uncle’s organic farm in Costa Rica. Her project directives and passions are centered around natural designs, cultural abundance, and eco-effectiveness.

In essence, Ashley conveys our mission, helps catalyze and design project paths.

 
 

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