The GOD'S CHILD Project

The GOD'S CHILD Project's mission is "to break the bitter chains of poverty through education and formation." While GOD'S CHILD is rooted in education and health-care, we aim to support the communities we serve at every level of development. Through our wide range of programs, we help children and families living in extreme poverty to meet their basic needs and find a restored sense of hope, self-worth and human dignity. Religious affiliation is not a requirement for any program services.
May 1, 2015

An Education for Melvin

Melvin is a hardworking young man. He struggled during 2014 with a few of his classes and even had to attend summer school to make up the classes he had failed, however, after all of his hard work in summer school he was able to pass. The only person that helps Melvin, besides the God´s Child Project, is his mother. She works making tortillas to support Melvin and his brother.

The conditions of the house are fairly decent. The house is made of adobe and has a cement floor. They family has quite a few electrical appliances and two beds. Melvin’s mother also recently bought a stove so that she can work selling tortillas.

The God´s Child Project has provided the family with a lot of support by covering the costs of Melvin’s registration fees, school uniform and school supplies as well as giving the family rice and beans and a cleaning kit among other things to help with some of the family’s many needs. Melvin also received a scholarship based on his grades.

Melvin´s mother is the only bread-winner in the family since his father passed away from kidney failure. Since his death Melvin’s mother has looked out for her children’s wellbeing. She prefers to stay single taking care of her children and with the help of the Project she has been able to provide a better future for her children.

In general, the family is doing well. At times Melvin's mother is careless with her children but when they need her the most she is there to help them. The family is very thankful for the help that they receive each month from the God´s Child Project. 

Apr 1, 2015

A Brighter Future for Estefany

Estafany comes from a very low income family. Since she was little she has worked with her parents selling food at fairs around the country and was forced to always be on the move since the fairs never stay in one place for very long. Because of this she was unable to attend school with children her age. She and her family soon realized that she would need to get an education in order to have a brighter future. They looked for help from many institutions but were unable to receive assistance due to her age and her family’s lack of resources. In January of 2015 they came to the Scheel Center, part of the God’s Child Project, and she and two of her siblings were accepted into the program. She is now 15 years old and is in the first grade in the Scheel Center.

Currently Estefany receives all of the benefits that the God’s Child Project gives to its students: clothes, shoes, food and medical and dental care. The legal department is also giving support to the family since one time when Estefany was helping her parents sell food someone attempted to rape her. This person works selling food nearby and her father realized what was going on and came to the defense of his daughter and reported the incident to the police. The Project is giving them all the support necessary, especially psychological care for Estefany since the incident affected her emotionally.

Despite all of the problems that she has dealt with, Estefany is determined to finish her studies and is very happy with how her teachers and classmates treat her and is thankful for the support of her family. Her parents are also grateful for the God’s Child Project and the opportunity that it has given their children to grow and have a brighter future. 

Mar 31, 2015

Help a Young Single Mother Feed Her Son

This infant is originally from a town called Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa in the department of Escuintla, Guatemala. His mother is 19 years old and dropped out of school after 8th grade because her father no longer wanted to help her pay for her education. She left home because she decided to start a family with a young man from Colombia. The relationship was going really well until the father of the infant started hitting the mother every day. She got tired of being beaten every day so she took her baby and left her husband.

The mother did not eat well while she was pregnant with this little baby and was beaten by her husband which caused him to be born prematurely with anemia and delayed development. She did not have support of her father because he did not want her back in the house and her mother passed away from uterine cancer. After a year they detected that the mother suffered from mild malnutrition and the baby suffered from severe malnutrition so the mother took her baby to the health center in Escuintla where she was referred to Casa Jackson Nutritional Center.

Currently this infant is progressing in his treatment. His weight has improved a great deal and he now has his level of malnourishment is now moderate. Every day his health is improving and so is his mother’s because she also receives food every day.

His mother is thankful for the support of Casa Jackson Nutritional Center and everyone that donates to the project to help support families and children in need.  


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