Hogar de Vida in San Andres Sajcabaja, Guatemala
The Home of Life & Nutrition in San Andres, Sajcabaja, is located in north central Guatemala, the northern-most country of the seven Central American countries. (See location on Google Maps) Arriving at Hogar de Vida y Nutricion in San Andres Sajcabaja requires a five-hour bus trip from Guatemala City with the last 22 miles making up an hour of the travel because of the rugged, poorly maintained mountain roads. San Andres Sajcabaja has a population of 2,700 most of whom are Quiche-speaking Mayan Indians. The children's home is in the southeast corner of town.
San Andres, Sajcabaja, is one of the poorest regions in Guatemala. The unproductive, arid land forces many people to look for seasonal work outside of the area in order to put food on the table. In some communities, children do not get the daily nutritional requirements for good health. The Home of Life & Nutrition is one place where children in the larger community are provided a complete meal five days a week.
At the Home of Life & Nutrition, the love of Jesus is shared with children who need the security of a home where they are surrounded by caring people. Consider participating on one of our Guatemala mission trips! Meals are prepared over a woodburning stove, and after-meal dishes are washed in the big washbasins which are part of the pila (a big water storage and utility washing area for dishes and clothes).
Mission trips to Guatemala provides support with a unique chance to work on projects to improve the home and care for precious children. Individuals or churches send donations to Children of Promise International. 100% of these funds are then sent directly to the ministry. God uses human vessels, but He, indeed, is faithful to provide all that is needed! Prayerfully consider partnering with us, organizing a Guatemala mission trip, or both, today.