Donovan is a playful and active child coming from a very poor family in Guatemala. He lives in a dangerous area where children are tempted to consume alcohol and drugs. Donovan lives with his parents and little sister in a rented cinderblock house. Donovan’s father sells cloth and works very hard but is unable to support his family. Donavan cannot afford school supplies for homework and often goes without nutritious meals. He is intelligent and very affectionate with everyone. His favorite subject is P.E. and he loves to play soccer with his classmates. Donovan dreams of being a doctor. Sponsoring Donovan will not only provide him with his basic needs, but he will also be discipled by a Christian staff who will him him grow up knowing Christ. Thank you for changing the trajectory of this young boy’s life.
Getsemani Child Development Center
The Getsemani Child Development Center is a place where children experience the love of Christ. The local church provides the center with materials, furniture and the equipment needed to function efficiently. At the center, children receive a quality education and nutritious meals. Children also regularly participate in songs of worship and biblical readings. Finally, staff teach biblical truths and disciple children in their walks with Christ.
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.