Iglesia Belen CarePoint
Iglesia Belen CarePoint is located in Guatemala City and is directed by Catherin Michel Mencos Morales. It is located about two miles from the largest slum in Guatemala.
This CarePoint specifically functions as a drop-in center and after school program for 55 children. There are a total of six staff members who care for the children three days a week. There are over 100,000 people living in the nearby slum, making work difficult to find for adults. Gang involvement and drug dealing are quite common in the slum area and this impacts life for the children in the area. Many of the children live in run-down homes, and parents often do not properly care for the kids. The children attend public schools in the area; however, the classrooms are overpopulated. Due to a lack of parental involvement, many children must repeat the same grade the following year.
With the partnership of the All Souls Church, the children at Iglesia Belen CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the All Souls Church community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Iglesia Belen
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Iglesia Belen
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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.
Story of Impact from Guatemala
This Mother’s Dreams are Fueled by…Eggs!
Dana Owens / December 23, 2019
In a community where most children have to work in fields so their family can get by, Maria has bigger dreams for her children.
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