Two thousand people from the garbage dump communities received incredible blessings in April.
Little Ashley is a cute, smiling 5-year-old girl who loves to go to our program to learn about Jesus and learn new things.
"Although very small, Ashley is knowledgeable. She likes to play and collaborate with the other children and quickly learns new lessons," says Veronica, a volunteer teacher.
Ashley's been suffering from asthma since she was a year and a half old. Her parents work very hard to meet the needs of Ashley and her other two siblings. However, due to many families living in Guatemala's challenging economic situation, the basics are not always assured.
Not only one but all of them!
Ashley and her family live in one of Guatemala City's poorest and unsafe areas, a few blocks from the garbage dump. Ashley and 200 more children are part of our after-school program with our partners, Manantial de Vida. Our impact on four communities is close to 2,000 people among children and their families.
These families work hard to survive in a system that ignores and rejects them. Some pick up and recycle trash; others sell small items (such as candy or gum) on city streets. A few have low-paid work in companies that pay them the minimum.
Only with God's love, grace, and favor through people like you can we provide this population of vulnerable children and their families with the following:
Teachings about Jesus
And during the pandemic, bags of food
The surprising Blessing!
Through one of our generous donors who prefers to remain anonymous, we have equipped new appliances to Manantial de Vida - our partner in the garbage dump communities - to make our call to serve them more efficiently.
Today, we can store, prepare, and deliver many more nutritious lunches to the children and their families from Monday to Saturday and healthy snacks during our activities with the kids.
Our capacity to take care of more children has increased exponentially. We can serve the whole community (2,000 people) faster and better now!
These are the items with our kids were amazingly blessed:
We are giving the children the means to live a more dignified life today and preparing them to change their reality and be members that add value to Guatemalan society.
When you decide to join what God is doing and help us recognize, reach, and reclaim the lives of the most vulnerable children in Guatemala, great things happen in their lives, but also in ours.
"Since I decided to serve God with my time and money, I have found a real MEANINGFUL life,” Daniel Díaz - G2G staff.