Income-Generating Activities

Three Success Stories From The Cuyotenango CarePoint

The Cuyotenango CarePoint is one of HopeChest’s Guatemalan CarePoints, located in the southwest region of the country. Families in Cuyotenango often struggle to acquire income and adequate nutrition- the chronic malnutrition rate in the region is 33%. However, due to HopeChest’s efforts to implement a Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) and a chicken coop …

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The Mechanics of Hope: This school provides more than an education

At many Children’s HopeChest CarePoints, schools are also more than just a place to receive an education. Each layer of support offered at CarePoints builds a foundation of stability. This is especially true in Guatemala at the My Special Treasure Educational Center (MSTEC), which is a Christian school dedicated to providing holistic support for children whose parents work in the local garbage dump.

These Peanuts Are Transforming Lives!

Creamy, chunky, sugar-free, and organic – I’ve tried it all. I’d have to say the peanut butter I now love the most is of the life-changing variety: Wera Peanut Butter. The peanuts aren’t magical, but they can transform a child’s life. Tucked into the village of Wera in Uganda, this Children’s HopeChest CarePoint not only …

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Celebrating Water Projects this World Water Day!

Clean, running water is such a commonplace aspect of most of our lives in North America, that the convenience of such a critical need can easily be taken for granted. However, if you are one of the 844 million people around the globe who do not have access to safe water, gaining clean water is cause for celebration.

This Thursday is World Water Day, and we are highlighting some of the incredible water projects at our CarePoints around the globe!

Community Area No. 5 : Economic Development

Welcome to the fifth blog in our series, “The 12 Areas of Community Transformation.” Over the course of this year we are answering the question, “How is HopeChest different from other leading child sponsorship organizations?” Today’s blog is about the fifth of these 12 areas of primary community transformation. Economic Development There are many ill-conceived …

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Mujeres Emprendedoras (Entrepreneur women)

This Thursday is International Women’s Day, and we are kicking off the week by highlighting some incredible women in Guatemala who call themselves “Mujeres Emprendedoras,” or Entrepreneur Women. They are innovative, hardworking, supportive of each other and are an amazing example for their children. At the Puerto Abajo CarePoint in Guatemala, these 20-or-so women-all mothers …

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