Skarleth is a shy but kind girl living in Guatemala. She loves art, soccer and playing with dolls. Skarleth lives with her grandparents, father, and little brother. When Skarleth’s parents divorced, her father would send money to the children. Sadly, Skarleth’s mother is an alcoholic and spent the money on her addiction. Skarleth’s father found out and now has custody of the children. He works very hard, and in his off time he spends it playing with the children. Skarleth and her brother miss their mother very much and do not understand why their family is not together. By sponsoring Skarleth, she will be able to attend the local AMG child and youth development center where she will not only have her basic needs met but will be discipled by a loving staff who will help her through this difficult season. Thank you for coming alongside this struggling family in their time of need.
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.