Karol is an outgoing and friendly child living with her parents in Guatemala. Her father works as a teacher but does not make enough to support the family. They live in a house built of cinderblocks. Alcohol and drugs are very prevalent in the area, even amongst children, and Karol’s parents have actively tried to keep her away from those influences. Karol is a good student. She dreams of being a teacher like her father. Despite their best efforts, her family cannot financially provide for Karol’s basic needs. Through your generosity, Karol will be given nutritious meals and biblical teaching from a loving Christian staff. She will be taught about God’s love and grace, and she will be given opportunities that will open doors for her in the future. Thank you for making a meaningful and lasting impact in this little girl’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.