Source of Hope serves over 200 children in the town of Zapote, a village located at the base of the very active volcano Fuego. Poverty is very high in this community and half of all children under five suffer from malnutrition. But our students at Source of Hope receive two nutritious meals a day, a quality, Christ-centered education, health services, and other needed resources. read more »
Monica* is a 17-year-old girl in our program. Her family is very poor, and for a while her father was working in America and sending money back to Guatemala. Eventually he returned, but he was murdered when Monica was just 10. Not only was the family emotionally devastated, but they were without financial support and faced bleak prospects for the future. Seeking help, her mother decided to begin attending a local church and she then enrolled the children at Source of Hope. Last year, every member of Monica’s family professed faith in Christ.
Because of the quality education Monica received, she was able to graduate from 9th grade in our program. But her goals didn’t end there. Because of her hard work, she has received donor support through the Independence Fund scholarship to continue with higher education. Monica’s future now looks drastically different than it did for a little girl coping with poverty and the loss of her father – she will have the education and tools she needs to succeed and make a difference in her family, community, and world.
*name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.