Alice Marisela Mendoza Figueroa

Suggested Donation: $32.00 / month

Age: 10 years old
Gender: Girl
Country: Guatemala
Center: Las Vistas

Suggested Donation: $32.00

Due every month

Alice, as the older sibling, is very protective of her sister and is incredibly responsible for her age. She is very creative and enjoys painting and drawing, and she dreams of becoming a veterinarian when she grows up. Alice’s parents work long hours outside of the home, leaving Alice and her sister in the care of a babysitter. Their absence has affected Alice emotionally and intellectually, and though her parents love her deeply, she is at risk of experiencing neglect. The Las Vistas center provides Alice with a free, safe place to go while her parents are working, and the loving staff at the center come alongside Alice’s parents to provide her with the care she needs. Will you walk through Alice’s childhood with her and be the source of hope and encouragement that she needs? By sponsoring Alice, you help provide the much-needed physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social care that she needs. Alice’s sister, Sofia, is also in AMG’s sponsorship program.

Las Vistas Child Development Center

The Las Vistas Child Development Center comes alongside families to help meet the needs of local children. Children are taught in school five days a week. Cooks at the center provide the children with delicious meals and they have access to safe drinking water. Children learn life skills at the center and receive counseling when needed. Additionally, the staff leads devotions each day and conducts Bible classes twice a week.

Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. The majority religion is Christianity and is primarily Roman Catholic. Families in Guatemala suffer from many difficult circumstances such as drug use, alcoholism, physical violence, broken homes, and malnourishment. Often children are forced to begin working at an early age. Many families are extremely poor, live in small dilapidated homes and don’t make enough to provide for their physical needs.