Los Amates CarePoint

Nestled in the Motagua River Valley, Los Amates is a city of approximately 4,800 people in the department of Izabal, Guatemala. Despite its stunning natural beauty, Los Amates grapples with significant challenges. A staggering 78% of children drop out of school due to economic pressures that force children to work and support their families. The community also struggles with insufficient access to food, resulting in frequent cases of malnourishment and stunted growth in children. Additionally, access to public health services is inadequate, further exacerbating their difficulties.

Los Amates CarePoint operates out of a local church called “Full Gospel of God, Los Amates”. Pastor Hector and his team lead the programs within the community, dedicated to helping the most vulnerable. With a decade of pastoral experience at the church, Pastor Hector has a clear vision for the future, focused on creating positive change within the community.

With the partnership of King of Kings Lutheran Church, the children at Los Amates CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the King of Kings Lutheran Church community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Los Amates

Carolina Cardona
Country Director

Wil Crooks
Vice President of Strategic Partnership

Roger Theimer
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Los Amates

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.

For many orphaned or impoverished children, decisions are made for them. The Friendship Model empowers children to make an individual choice about their future and removes the stigma of the child as a victim in need of help. Learn more about the Friendship Model.

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.

After checkout, you will be directed to a form where you may either upload or capture a photo of yourself. This photo will be used at the launch event at the CarePoint where the children in the program will select their “HopeChest Friend”. If you miss this step after the checkout process, you can upload a photo here.

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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 Los Amates 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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