Jaqueline is a smart and active young girl in Guatemala. She lives with her parents and two brothers in a village in the mountains surrounded by coffee plantations. Jaqueline’s father works as a farmer, and her mother works as a housemaid and a homemaker. Unfortunately, their incomes are low, and they are unable to meet all of Jaqueline’s needs, including that of nutritious food. Jaqueline’s family eats three meals a day, but they often only consist of two eggs and some beans for the family of six. Jaqueline is suffering from malnutrition and is excited for the chance to attend AMG’s Oratorio Child and Youth Development Center because she heard other girls in the community talking about the healthy meals they receive! Jaqueline enjoys art, and her favorite sport is soccer. She dreams of graduating from college one day. You can help make that dream a reality! Jaqueline’s sponsor will help her receive medical care, an education, nutritious food, and clothing. Thank you for investing in this young girl’s life!
Oratorio Child Development Center
The Oratorio Child Development Center serves children in the small city of Oratorio in Guatemala. At the center, children attend general education classes in addition to learning life skills. Staff provide the children with nutritious meals each day. Every week teachers share from God’s Word in devotion time in addition to leading Bible classes. Since many children do not attend church, the center also participates in evangelistic events such as summer camp each year.
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.