Our first sponsorship program takes place in Jocotenango where children and young people from impoverished backgrounds are provided with quality education at the School of Hope. Here, they’re empowered to become motivated, confident and employable; a different take on sponsorships as sponsors will follow the child on to further education. This leads to rewarding employment that will improve their quality of life, help them break free from the cycle of poverty and become leaders of change in their communities to inspire future generations.
Our pilot micro-business is located in the tiny pueblo of Chicamen. Here, Giovanni and Gloria Rejocallejas manage the bakery and its (future) ~10 employees. The fresh bread made here will be sold to the community and the nearby school where Gloria teaches. A percentage of the profits will come right back into the community through education and opportunity efforts via our partner, the Provee Fundación.
Through the generous donations of a team from the States, we are providing breakfasts for 300+
students at the school in the pueblo of Manzanillo. Typically, the government gives Guatemalan schools just 1 quetzal (or $0.13) per student. We are humbled to replace this meager offering with a hearty meal each and every school day. We value education dearly and believe that you can’t learn on an empty stomach!