Bethlehem CarePoint

Bethlehem CarePoint is a Christian ministry directed by Rosa Zet that focuses on caring for at-risk children and adolescents of rural San Juan Chamelco.

Many of the children in this community are malnourished, and their basic survival needs are not met on a regular basis. Bethlehem serves as both a school and a drop-in center for children from 7am to 5pm every day. The children are selected for the program based upon their family’s socioeconomic status. Bethlehem provides meals, snacks, tuition, and supplies for the children. For many of the children, this is their only opportunity for a nutritious meal during the day. Their families also receive food, supplies, and other donations from the ministry. Bethlehem’s property includes a central facility that includes a kitchen and bathroom, an open hall used for the school and drop-in center, and farmable land. They are already growing maize and potatoes with hopes to grow a wider variety of produce in the future so they can become more self-sustainable.

With the partnership of the South Potomac Church, the children at Bethlehem CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the South Potomac Church community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Bethlehem

Carolina Cardona
Country Director

Atkelt Simon
Community Partnership Manager

Bridget Holland
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Bethlehem

Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.

Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.

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HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.

A fundraiser for Bethlehem CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.

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