Andy is a three year old boy in kindergarten. He lives with his mother, step-father and one brother in Guatemala. The family lives in a rental house built of cement block with a tin roof and cement floor. Water and electricity are available for a fee. His mother is a street seller but she does not generate enough income each month to provide for the family needs. Andy walks ten minutes to the La Vistas childcare center and likes playing with other children in the room provided for them. He also enjoys playing with toy cars.
Andy Santiago Rene Morales Pineda
Suggested Donation: $32.00 / month
Las Vistas Childcare 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.