Tabitha is a drop-in center located in Guatemala City next to the city’s largest dump.
The children in the program come from low-income, single parent families, in which mainly the fathers are absent. The community has problems with domestic abuse and wide-spread gang activity. Many children are forced into gangs by the time they reach the age of 14. Families earn an income through working in the dump collecting trash to recycle where they earn a few dollars per day. As a result, children coming to the CarePoint do not have access to adequate food at home. These desperate financial struggles are prevalent amongst most of the families; and, therefore, there is little emphasis on education in their homes. It is common for children in the community to drop out of school because their parents prefer that they work and bring in additional income.
With the partnership of the University School of Colorado Springs, the children at Tabitha CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the University School of Colorado Springs community also experiences positive transformation!
The HopeChest Team Supporting Tabitha
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Tabitha
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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