Puerta de Esperanza CarePoint

Puerta de Esperanza CarePoint is a ministry that cares for the children and families who live in the area surrounding Guatemala City’s largest city dump and market.

The CarePoint desires to see these children receive nutritious meals, quality education, fair legal counsel, socio-emotional support, basic medical care, and a safe place to participate in enrichment activities. The children in the program come from extremely impoverished families that earn an income by recycling trash in the dump or selling goods at the informal shops. The community has problems with domestic abuse, gang violence, human trafficking, and drug use. The majority of the families are from small rural villages and are often uneducated, malnourished, and fatherless. Puerta de Esperanza is literally a “Door of Hope” for these children.

With the partnership of the Tri County Air company in Florida, the children at Puerta de Esperanza CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while Tri County Air also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Puerta de Esperanza

Mafer Rodas
Community Relationship Manager

Orion Netsanet
Strategic Partnership Director

Billy Swanson
HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Puerta de Esperanza

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 Puerta de Esperanza 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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