Darwin lives with his mother and siblings. He has five siblings consisting of four sisters and one brother. Darwin needs surgery for his fingers, but his mother cannot afford to pay a specialist. The family lives in a very poor and small village. Darwin’s father passed away making it even harder on the family. They do not own a house and are living in the paternal grandparent’s house, which is made of block walls, tin roofing and a dirt floor.
Darwin Grande Avila
Suggested Donation: $32.00 / month
Yalu Nim Jay Childcare Center
The Yalu Nim Jay Child Development Center began in response to a community affected by malnourishment. Children eat lunch each day as prepared by the staff. They also receive a general education as well as values formation and life skills training. The staff mentor and tutor children who need additional care. Lastly, children grow as disciples of Christ as the staff lead devotions, teach Bible classes, and lead in praise and worship.
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.