While the origins of Hogar Heroes are rooted in efforts to support and care for the orphan children of Guatemala, the overall impact of our organization can be seen in the broader community. In addition to the boys and girls who reside at the orphanages, Hogar Heroes also helps another group of Guatemalan children: those who reside in the surrounding villages. With your help, our organization can continue in our efforts to provide comprehensive child sponsorship in Guatemala. While Hogar Heroes does not include a program to sponsor a child in Guatemala on an individual basis, all funds we raise are used to support and care for all of the orphans as well as the other children in the area who use the orphanages as a safe haven, visiting us daily.
The situation for children in Guatemala’s rural villages is alarming. According to the most recent statistics, Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world. As a result of inadequate nutrition, nearly 50 percent of all Guatemalan children suffer from stunted growth and other serious health issues. For Guatemalan children like the ones who visit the orphanages, the future can be bleak. Many children are unable to attend school and must attempt to provide income for their families. Subsequently, 1 in 4 will not be able to read and write once they reach adulthood. Simply put, the situation for children in Guatemala is dire. They need your help.
What We Do
The vital services and support that the orphanages provide makes them beacons of hope for children in the surrounding villages, even those who are not orphans themselves. Each day, many village kids visit the orphanages to learn, eat, and play. Alongside the orphans who reside in the orphanages full-time, these village children are fully included in the outreach, education, and supportive services of the orphanages.
From individualized education and field trips to play time and nutritious meals, Hogar Heroes works to meet the needs of all children in Guatemala. Rather than just to sponsor a child in Guatemala on an individual basis, all money collected from donations goes directly toward supporting the operations of the orphanages and the children as a whole. Your donation will help all of the children in the area.
How You Can Help
Please consider offering a one-time donation or a monthly contribution to support the orphanages and the village children in the area. Become a Hogar Hero today.
If you are interested in volunteering in Guatemala, we invite you to join on us on one of our pre-planned service trips. These trips attend to the current critical needs of the orphanages. Visit our volunteer page, and contact us for more information.