In Guatemala, there is extreme poverty where young boys who cannot afford to go to school are sent away with men to work in the fields for two weeks at a time and where Seniors are left hungry and forgotten by their families. With a monthly sponsorship, you have the ability to change their story. With a monthly pledge, Hearts in Motion will connect you with a person in need and together we will provide food, schooling, music lessons or medical care and ultimately, hope for a brighter future. We encourage you to send letters, small gifts or best yet, come and visit and see the change you are creating in one’s life. You can make a difference!
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PUEBLO MODELO DAYCARE SPONSORSHIP
Hearts In Motion has been involved with daycares in Zacapa, Guatemala for a many years. These daycares were started to provide single mothers a safe place to leave their small children when they went to work. Also, the daycares give the opportunity to the children to jump start their education. As the program evolved, it became painfully evident to us that the parents could not afford to enroll their children in 1st grade. This is due to the fact that many of the parents work in agriculture which is seasonal resulting in a limited income. It is very difficult for them to provide basic necessities to their families such as food and shelter. Education takes less priority, and consequently, many of the children end up working in the fields by the age of eight. For that reason, we knew we needed to do more in order to keep the children out of the fields and further their education prospect.
Your monthly $35 sponsorship will be an investment in the future of a child. Throughout the school year, a representative of Hearts In Motion in Guatemala closely monitors the progress of the children by meeting with their teachers and parents.
We encourage you to look through our children to find that special child who speaks to your heart. Or if you prefer, we would be happy to select a child for you to sponsor.
100 children enjoy a free lunch every Thursday afternoon at the Nutrition Center in Gualan, Guatemala. In 2016, HIM expanded the Program to two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, due to the high demand and ever-growing waiting list. The children have access to medical, vision, and dental care when our volunteer medical teams travel to Guatemala.
The program helps children from the most impoverished families in the Valle Montagua area. For many of these children, this may be the only opportunity they have to receive a well-balanced meal throughout their week. Thank you for your support.
The daycare operates five days a week from 7:30am to 3:30pm. This is an all year round daycare with the exception of some holiday closings. The children receive two nutritious meals a day plus a snack. In addition, the children will have access to medical, vision and dental care when volunteer medical teams travel to Guatemala. Pueblo Modelo was established by the government after Hurricane Mitch in 1999. In the rush to relocate families that were affected by the hurricane, the town was established without any infrastructures, i.e. running water, electricity, etc. The new daycare is intended to provide working mothers with a safe environment for their children during the day. The children will be receiving a preschool education which will prepare them for kindergarten when they enter the Guatemalan school system. Please click on the picture above if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.