Guatemala Aid Fund Partner Programs
FOOD - SHELTER- EDUCATION - SUSTAINABILITY - RESPONSIBILITY - CONTRIBUTION - COOPERATION -
LOVE - SUCCESS
The Hogar de Ninos Fatima is an orphanage in Guatemala City run by Barbara Cofino with much help from her son Pedro de Leon. Their volunteers and staff love and support more than 40 children that have either been abandoned or taken from abusive situations. This amazing place is a loving home with a huge focus on providing a strong education for the children and great healthcare. They survive on very little, and work very hard to get community support, but provide the very best for their children. Their hopes are to open a school where tuition from day students would help support the school thus allowing abandoned children and needy to work and attend the school tuition free. Fatima has many needs land many children in need of sponsorship.
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Corazones Felices - Family Outreach
Feliz Corazones, or 'The Happy Hearts' program, is run by Guillermo and Gabby, the children of Rosa Maria Vides de Monzon who established the program. They are dedicated to helping at-risk families keep and raise their children. The program is focused on helping poor Guatemalan children to improve their ways of life through the love and commitment of some wonderful sponsors. They currently have numerous children in need of sponsorship.
This volunteer hospital in Antigua is the home for hundreds of abandoned children and adults, they also provide day surgery, dental care, nutritional support and drug addiction/alcohol rehabilitation programs to the underserved population in the area.
Loving home to over 40 babies and toddlers
Luz de Maria is located just outside of Guatemala City in a lovely home that is run by a very caring woman named Dinora Palacios. Dinora has more than 40 children between the ages of 0-7, and many babies that have been abandoned and found a home here. Dinora is resourceful and works hard to find assistance for the orphanage.
Project Genesis - Free Education and Child Support in Rural Guatemala
Project Genesis is a community movement that seeks to disrupt the cycle of poverty at its roots by empowering children and families and providing a safe space where they can learn and play. Project Genesis’ purpose is to provide marginalized children with a strong educational foundation as well as nutritional support and health care. Currently, Project Genesis serves over 100 children ages 3 – 14. This past November, Bob Noel, Oak Grove Lutheran School Director of Service and Leadership, (and newest GAF Board Member) traveled with students, (GAF Caring Kids Club members), teachers and parents to Guatemala where they were connected with Ricardo Armas and his Project Genesis.
Ricardo started Project Genesis as a way to help marginalized children in a remote area of Guatemala. His goals are to provide them with education, nutrition, health care, encouragement and support. The group witnessed first hand the work of a selfless, incredible man who is determined to give kids hope and permission to dream big!
We are thrilled that Bob Noel is now a part of the GAF team, and that Project Genesis, with its goals at the core of all the values and goals in the Mission Statement for GAF is part of our program team. We are looking forward to expanding our efforts to support this school and support program with Bob Noel and his team.