Proyecto Genesis CarePoint

The Proyecto Genesis CarePoint is a drop-in center locat­ed in the city of San Andrés Itzapa in the department of Chimaltenango, west of Guatemala City.

The CarePoint director, Ricardo Armas, and his full-time staff seek to provide a safe space for the children in the community to do homework, to receive tutoring, and to play. In addition to these services, they have a vision to facilitate training workshops in the future in order to broaden the skillsets of the children who come to the CarePoint. Currently, there are 100 children served at the Care­Point, and the majority of their parents maintain informal jobs that do not offer steady salaries. This lack of economic resources exhibits itself in poor health care in the community, as families have no access to private health care and prefer to treat illnesses at home. The education system also suffers with overcrowded schools and a lack of trained and supervised teachers. The CarePoint’s mission encompasses the improvement of the education of the children as well as prevention of involvement in gangs that are prevalent in the area. Proyecto Genesis is truly meeting a need in the community to enhance the holistic development of the children and provide them with a better future.

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

The HopeChest Team Supporting Proyecto Genesis

Carolina Cardona
Country Director

Atkelt Simon
Community Partnership Manager

Corey Bullock and Tim Rushing
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Proyecto Genesis

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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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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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 Proyecto Genesis 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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