For over 100 years, Kids Alive has rescued orphans and other vulnerable and forgotten children in 14 countries around the world. Through the blessing of child sponsorship, these kids receive loving, holistic care and a quality education, helping break the bondage of hunger, abuse, and exploitation. Best of all, they have the opportunity to know and trust Jesus Christ and follow Him.
What’s-happening IN GUATEMALA?
Guatemala is home to over 17 million people with a vibrant mix of Spanish and Mayan cultures and boasts a beautiful and unique ecosystem. But much of the country is mired in poverty, systemic family violence, and child trafficking. One-fourth of the country’s population live in extreme poverty, resulting in one of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world for children under five.
Physical and sexual abuse is rampant, and few perpetrators are brought to justice. Many children, mostly young girls, are at risk for dangerous child labor and forced prostitution. And hundreds of thousands of school-aged children are not in school at all. The needs here are staggering.
Even in situations that seem hopeless, Kids Alive is committed to rescuing victims of heart breaking abuse and showing them their inherent worth and potential. The wounded girls we serve need safety, stability, and intensive counseling as they heal from trauma.
Our ministries are witnessing life-changing results. A local church partners with us in bringing tangible support to children in the remote Zapote area of Guatemala, offering food, education, and family services. And we recently received government approval and assistance to begin our new Families Together program, the first of its kind in Guatemala.
Sponsor a kid for just $39/month