The community where the Cuyotenango CarePoint is located is a rural area near a main town; a river is near to the community where the people often go to wash their clothes, go to shower, or drop trash. They do not have a drainage system but they do have running water and access to electricity. Some families have wells in their properties but this water is not clean. The houses are usually made with formal construction and metal sheet ceiling/roof, the majority of the families have a relative living in the U.S. and they send money to build the houses but they are unable to send money for food, medicine or to cover other needs. It is very common to see grandmothers taking care of their grandchildren. Many of the families own the properties, just a few rent the places and usually their life conditions are precarious. The social problems are broken families, drug dealing, prostitution, alcohol abuse and human trafficking. This community is well-known by their spiritualist practices and enchantment. Children’s HopeChest is partnering with the church Elohim to serve 150 children in this community.
With the partnership of the Kirkmont Presbyterian Church, the children at Cuyotenango CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Kirkmont Presbyterian Church community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Cuyotenango
Community Relationship Manager
Javier De Leon
Community Relationship Coordinator
Program Coordinator, Southwest Guatemala
Dan Borgelt and Family
HopeChest Partnership Leaders
Strategic Partnership Director
Empower a Child at Cuyotenango
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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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