Serving Children in Guatemala

AT A GLANCE:

Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to rainforests, volcanoes, and ancient Mayan sites. Despite its beautiful, ancient heritage–a traveler’s paradise–the country is known for having the highest homicide rate in the world outside of war zones. Additionally, more than half of the population lives below the poverty line, and half of its children are malnourished. Many children are orphaned or abandoned and in need of help.

Population: 17,150,303

Capital: Guatemala City

Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs

Language: Spanish (68.9%), Maya languages (30.9%)

Guatemala

Ministry Overview

We seek to give faith, family, and a future to young, vulnerable mothers and orphans with special needs in Guatemala while ministering to the local community.

By providing family style settings for orphaned children and young mothers, our hope is to create family units as God intended–both to provide life-long support, as well as to teach life values. Additionally, we seek to develop relationships between the mothers and children in our care with local churches who can come alongside each other for life.

  • 119CHILDREN SERVED
  • 48IN-COUNTRY STAFF
  • 9MINISTRY SITES

Areas of Focus

Since 2012 we have worked to reach young mothers and orphans with special needs–especially those living with HIV/AIDS.

Instead of operating one large institution with large numbers of children under the watch of one caretaker, we have smaller homes with a Guatemalan mother and father in each one. This enables the children to have their individual needs met in a Christian home with house families who pray together, eat together, and play together.

We fight for holistic healing and by depending on the transforming power of Jesus Christ. We see with eyes of hope, with full knowledge that God redeems. We make disciples because we have a commitment to the commandment that is the great commission.

The children in our care are provided with a Christian education in a private, onsite setting. Through this program, the children are able to learn in a safe environment without the discrimination or bullying that many of them experienced in the public school setting.

Our team visits local villages on a weekly basis. We provide food to families in these villages and spend time praying with them. By investing our time and resources into the families living nearby, we help enable them to continue caring for their children and remain together as a family.

Stories and Updates

Guatemala August 20

Here’s What’s Happening in Guatemala

Thank you for supporting orphaned children in Guatemala and believing with us that God has a heart for each of these kids.   Here’s an update from our team– God is good, even when circumstances are hard. Earlier this month—in what …Read More

May 6

Why Keep Saying “Yes” to these Children?

Thank you for supporting orphaned children in Guatemala and believing with us that God has a heart for the least of these.   Here’s some recent news from our teammate, Addisyn Block– Waiting for hope *Mariana was just hours old when …Read More

February 25

How to Understand the Power of Trauma

We are thankful to share this update from our ministry partner, Amy Block, at Village of Hope Guatemala.   Trauma. We see it every day here at Village of Hope Guatemala. Most people think of orphan care as feeding, educating, …Read More

Guatemala Country Update - August August 13

Guatemala Update

We are thankful to share this update from our ministry partners at Village of Hope Guatemala.   We want to take this space and thank our amazing beautiful teams and church partners. This season has been one that has been …Read More

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“What I have come to understand since being at Village of Hope is that ALL life is valuable. Jesus gave everything He had for me. The cost was high, but He believed I was worth it.”

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