Education is a critical aspect of breaking the cycle of poverty. We are so thankful that God has allowed 11 students to continue their education this school year through For the Love scholarships. We are hopeful for additional growth and education for these families and students in the years to come.
Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett offer an important awareness of material paternalism in their book When Helping Hurts: “Being from a materialistic culture, North Americans often view the solution to poverty in material terms and tend to pour financial and other material resources into situations in which the real need is for the local people […]
Do you have any Spanish fiction books? Any reading level! We want to add more variety to our library in the learning center in Guatemala City. Let us know, and we will connect with you.
We are always so excited to see the way God works through our local leader partners. The programs and opportunities they create are so uniquely designed for their communities, it is hard not to see God’s hand at work. Brad Smith writes, “Often the reason we are surprised by the genius of community leaders is […]
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who participated in the golf outing. We are so grateful to sponsors, golfers, fundraisers and volunteers. Truly it was a day of local engagement for a global cause. The funds raised will continue to support life-changing mentoring and discipleship in the Guatemala City garbage dump […]
According to Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett in When Helping Hurts, one of the biggest challenges of material poverty is that it is physically isolating. Individuals and families close themselves off from each other. They include quotes of people living in material poverty who explain feeling alone and isolated is what it really means or […]
The cooking program evolved out of the mentoring program. While the long-term plan is to equip each family to start their own small business selling food to the community, the short-term is a lot of fun also! To accommodate the limited space, just a couple of people from each family learn the lesson each week, […]
Play is such a critical part of life for children in all cultures. The children in Popabaj face a lot of daily challenge, but they are able to come together during the community center days to learn and play. Their sweet giggles and playful voices are powerful to bring hope.