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This page was created in support of Photographers Without Borders® (PWB)


Hi friends,

This August I will be flying to Panajachel in Guatemala to photo document the work of a grassroots initiative called Mayan Families.

Mayan Families' mission is to facilitate sustainable development programs in impoverished communities throughout the Lake Atitlán region of rural Guatemala. Their objective is to stimulate long-term progress through school sponsorships, health initiatives, vocational training and microfinance, while providing emergency aid to those in critical need.

I was given this opportunity through a organisation called Photographers Without Boarders who send out photographers and videographers all over the world to document positive changes. I will get to see a beautiful country and get to know a culture far from my own. I would like to share with you this story so please donate so we can inspire together.

See below what your donation will go towards.

Many thanks


Changing worlds with photography.

Mayan Families - Guatemala, Karina Illovska

Donors like you have helped photographers fundraise 100% of project-related costs since 2014! All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

Every year, our photographers and videographers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of grassroots initiatives that are making a real change in this world where it is most needed. By capturing, honouring and witnessing humanity at its best, we are not only inspiring many, but we are forging new narratives of what is and what is possible. 

You can help by supporting our photographers and videographers (See the side bar to the right to see fundraisers for our most recent recruits).

Each of our official photographers/videographers is assigned a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon acceptance. These pages are a privilege we offer that are intended to make our programs accessible to all and enable our volunteer photographers/videographers to subsidize or cover these necessary project-related expenses:

  • Airfare
  • Visa's
  • Vaccinations
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

The following expenses are the sole responsibility of the photographer/videographer:

  • Privately arranged travel
  • Equipment & Equipment Insurance
  • Software
  • Extra Baggage Fees
  • Donation perks
  • Clothing
  • Postage/Postcard/Prints
  • Etc.

Photographers Without Borders® (PWB) envisions a world where we all put ourselves in each others' shoes and work together. Our mission is to inform and inspire positive change by visually communicating the ways that grassroots initiatives are addressing problems in their communities. PWB is registered as a charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status and is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

PWB is not responsible for any donations made outside of these pages.

Any overage amounts raised on GroupRev will be donated with the photographers direction, 100% to the Organization, 100% to PWB or split 50/50, between the photographer's/videographer's assigned cause and PWB, which is also a volunteer-run organization.


All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

Learn more about PWB.

Safe journey an inspiring experience.
You go girl
Juanita Chan
Hey Karina! So happy to see that your passion is taking you around the world! Have an awesome time in Guatemala and be safe! Looking forward to seeing all the photos and hearing about your stories when you're back! =)
Sarah, Nick and Elijah
Thanks for capturing the world and sharing it with us
Wishing you all the best of luck with this great cause! From the BW team!
Megan Mallon $20.00
Bel & Novem
You are an amazing soul. All the best K. xo
Good luck :)
Keep enjoying dazz
Can't wait to see the photos K
margaret pavincich
Best wishes fir your venture, Karina
So proud of you and I can't wait to see your photos x
What a wonderful experience and cause
hope you have a fantastic time, enjoy the experience. Can't wait to see the photos and hear your stories.
Anna and Rob
Best of luck on your next photography adventure Karina, we can't wait to see your photos and the stories they tell.
Nerida McMurray
All the best can't wait to see your shots x
Roman Illovsky
Good Luck
Red Man
So cool - can't wait to see the results!
Gavin Croft
Sounds like an awesome experience.
Love you mate mate
Kris Baum
Kate Edis
Hello lovely lady! This is the coolest; so happy to support and can't wait to follow your journeys! Sending hugs to you and James xxx

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