Yasmin is a sweet little girl living with her maternal grandparents in a small village in rural Guatemala. Yasmin’s grandfather has recognized her legally after her unwed mother moved to Guatemala City looking for work, began living with a man she met, neglected to send support money for Yasmin, and did not visit her. Yasmin is a good student who likes to draw and color. In school she likes to listen to Bible stories. Yasmin’s grandfather works as a land worker and her grandmother takes in washing and does ironing, but their combined income is not sufficient to cover educational expenses for Yasmin. AMG’s student center provides for Yasmin’s deepest needs including food, clothing, education, medical care, and Biblical teaching. Thank you for investing in Yasmin’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.