Hello! My name is Ella and I am Stephanie. Our friendship started in Guatemala at the God’s Child Project which has been working to break the bitter chains of poverty through housing, healthcare, and education since 1991. We are asking for your financial help to continue to support its mission and Guatemalan families during these trying times.
When we first came to the God’s Child Project to volunteer, we couldn’t believe our eyes. Its bubbling fountains, green gardens, bright classrooms and clinics, and friendly staff and families made it one of the most magical places we had ever been to! We soon found out that its beauty reflected and represented what the project stood for: the love they have for the children and their families.
The God’s Child Project consists of a center for malnourished children, a homeless shelter, medical/dental clinics, and a school. This organization also builds homes for families, organizes community programs, and distributes food once a week to families in need. Ella spent her time assisting in the kindergarten classroom and caring for infants and children in the malnourished clinic. Stephanie worked in the medical clinic. We both had the opportunity to assist with home building, social work visits, and food distribution. Kindness surrounded us.
Santiago was a three-year-old boy being cared for in the Casa Jackson Center for Malnourished Children. His story was unusual as unlike most children who are admitted with a parent or caregiver to undergo their rehabilitation Santiago had been abandoned. However, one would not be able to tell as the other mothers, nursing staff, and volunteers surrounded Santiago with love and attention so that he was never truly alone. Meanwhile the God’s Child Project social workers worked tirelessly to find extended family of Santiago’s to care for him, preventing him from being placed in an orphanage. Meanwhile up at the medical clinics elderly Mr. Roberto would come monthly for his blood pressure and diabetes follow-up and medications while his son patiently accompanied him. Below Mrs. Cabrera collected her food weekly to help supplement her family as she had spent all she had on cancer treatments for her youngest son who thanks to her sacrifice survived and is now a student at the school.
Right now, it is especially hard for the God’s Child Project. Many families have lost their jobs and turn to the project for help. As their generosity continues the need for financial support grows. Our hope is to continue to contribute to this organization by raising money so that they can continue to help those around them. The money raised will go to the area of greatest need, whether that be providing food and medicines to malnourished children, paying school fees or teacher’s salaries, helping the homeless shelter, food distribution, or whatever needs that arise.
Your support and financial generosity would be greatly appreciated in helping us reach our goal and in providing continued support to Guatemalan families in need. If you are not able to give at this time even sharing this page contributes to the organization. We thank you ahead of time for your thoughts, contributions, prayers, and all that you do! Spread kindness like confetti!
Ella and Stephanie
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
For more information on the God’s Child Project and their different programs please visit: https://godschild.org
For a better idea of what your donation can provide see below:
$30 Cost of one month’s supply of diapers for one child-patient in Casa Jackson
$40 Water Filter to provide clean water and prevent illness
$70 Medicine for a Malnourished Infant for one week
$100 Cost of care for one person in our Santa Madre Homeless Shelter for one month
$150 School Supplies for an entire year for one student $375 Provides a year’s supply of vegetables for a mother in our Mother’s Club
$500 Pays the average monthly salary for a teacher in our Dreamer and Scheel Center Schools $900 One month at Casa Jackson covers all expenses for one baby-in-residence
$2,500 Construction of one new house for a family in need