San Antonio CarePoint

San Antonio CarePoint is located in city of San Antonio Suchitepéquez in Guatemala’s southwestern region. Surrounded by fertile agricultural land, the community has opportunities for sustainable farming and economic growth. With a close-knit network of families and local leaders, there is a strong foundation of social capital, fostering collaboration and mutual support. Additionally, the community benefits from youth eager to learn and contribute, offering a promising future for growth and development. These assets form a solid foundation for partnership and progress as we work together to empower the San Antonio community.

San Antonio CarePoint serves families whose parents work in sugarcane, corn, bean, and banana fields, earning around four dollars a day. The area faces challenges like poor nutrition, limited healthcare, and difficulty paying school fees. CarePoint staff provide community programs for children, offering education, healthcare, and holistic development through Bible lessons to support these families.

With the partnership with Christ the King Lutheran Church, the children at San Antonio CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Simultaneously, the Christ the King Lutheran Church community experiences a reciprocal transformation, as together, we leverage the inherent assets of the San Antonio Suchitepéquez community to foster lasting positive change.

The HopeChest Team Supporting San Antonio

Mafer Rodas
Community Relationship Manager

Celeste Garcia
Program Coordinator, Southwest Guatemala

Black and white Wil portrait

Wil Crooks
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Rev. Jason Cashmer
Executive Pastor, Christ the King Lutheran Church

HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at San Antonio

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 San Antonio 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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