Guatemala Poverty Statistics & Facts

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While some nations experience a wealth of resources and a favorable location, others struggle due to corruption or the need to constantly defend themselves from invaders. Guatemala is a country that has known war for hundreds of years, and its citizens have suffered greatly for it. Regardless of being one of the wealthiest nations in…



How To Adopt A Child From Guatemala

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Thousands of children of all ages live in orphanages awaiting parents to take them in. In Guatemala alone, it’s estimated that over 370,000 children are living without a family of their own. Unfortunately, if you are looking for information on how to adopt a child from Guatemala, it’s important to note that the United States…



Child Malnutrition In Guatemala & How You Can Help

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In Guatemala, hunger is more than temporary. In this Central American nation of approximately 16 million people, high rates of food insecurity, poverty, and hunger have given rise to an especially terrible challenge. Learn more about child malnutrition in Guatemala and how you can help.



Guatemala Education Facts That May Surprise You

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For many children in Guatemala, education isn’t a matter of course. Despite a free and compulsory education system for children from the 1st to 6th grade, Guatemala continues to struggle with educating its children. Low school attendance and poor conditions, particularly in Guatemala’s rural western region, continue to plague the school system. Here are some…



Super Hero Swap 2016!

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The Work, Play, Love team is thrilled to announce our upcoming trip, the Super Hero Swap! On July 24th, over two dozen volunteers will travel all the way to Guatemala where they will spend one week at the Hogar Malone and Maria Auxiliadora orphanages. They will perform various duties including cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and…



Your Old Clothes Can Help Build A School…

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  • Posted on March 14, 2016

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If you are like us, you are getting ready to do some spring-cleaning. But this year, we thought we could do more than just put unwanted clothes in the recycling bin. So, we decided to give them a second chance – and do some good in the process!



Another Reason To Smile

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We’ve officially joined Amazon Smile, letting you support your favorite charity while doing your regular shopping. Do you shop on Amazon? We thought so! That’s why we partnered with them to make donating easy.



3 Ways To Give Back In 2015

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  • Posted on December 16, 2015

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As the year comes to an end, it’s customary to reflect back on the past 365 days and think about how it all went. We think about last year’s New Years Resolutions, the goals we’ve accomplished – and those we haven’t – and what we will set our sites on in the new year. We do…



Hope Academy Empowers Girls Through Education

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Work, Play, Love is very excited to collaborate with Tree 4 Hope to build a school for the girls near the rural village of El Aguacate, Guatemala. Tree 4 Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to building long-term hope for children, elders and families all around the world. They create ways to meet basic needs, empower local communities, promote cultural exchange…



Work, Play, Love Featured in Success From Home

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If you flip through the September issue of Success From Home magazine, there you’ll see it: Work, Play, Love and the Melia Legalshield team featured in From the Heart. The article shares with readers our story and how it all started one fateful Sunday on a plane. After a stewardess told Mike Melia that her…