Puerta Abajo CarePoint

Puerta Abajo seeks to help families in the village of Puerta Abajo to improve their lives spiritually, educationally, and socially. The goal is to show them the love of God in practical ways. It is common for children in the area to have some level of malnutrition because they only have one meal per day. The dominant form of employment in the area is farming, with a daily wage of five dollars to provide for five to six people. The children can attend the public school but are required to have school supplies, which the families have a difficult time affording. As a result, families are reluctant to send their children to school..

With the partnership of the Faith Lutheran Church, the children at Puerta Abajo CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Faith Lutheran Church community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Puerta Abajo

Carolina Cardona
Country Director

Atkelt Simon
Community Partnership Manager

Mike Henning
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Puerta Abajo

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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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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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 Puerta Abajo 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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