Libre Infancia CarePoint
Libre Infancia CarePoint is a school located in Guatemala City, eight blocks from the city’s landfill. There is an estimated 3,000 tons of waste deposited in the dump daily.
Adults and children spend their days sorting through the garbage for food and recyclable materials. Malnutrition, substance abuse, gang activity, and crime are common. This is where the vision for Pastor Otto’s ministry was created more than 20 years ago when he founded Libre Infancia. The school’s mission is to see community transformation by developing the unique abilities of children while caring for their educational, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Each weekday, the children come to the CarePoint for meals, education, recreational activities, and Christian discipleship. Libre Infancia currently cares for infants to seven-year-olds with the hope to add additional grades.
With the partnership of the The Bridge Church, the children at Libre Infancia CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while The Bridge Church community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Libre Infancia
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Libre Infancia
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.
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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