The GOD'S CHILD Project

The GOD'S CHILD Project's mission is "to break the bitter chains of poverty through education, housing and healthcare." 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.
Feb 6, 2015

Fighting for Survival

Story of a 15 year old girl from El Salvador

The young lady is 15 years old and is the oldest of 3 siblings. Her father works in the fields and makes about $60 per month. Since he doesn´t make very much money her mother has to go to work at 4:00 in the morning every day in a clothing store. Their standard of living is not that great. Although the house is made of cement blocks it is not in very good condition.

Because of the conditions that the family was living in the God´s Child Project admitted the three children to the program. The children stand out in school because of their good grades and behavior and they have made the most of the support that the Project has given them such as rice, beans, clothes, shoes and most importantly a scholarship so that they can improve their lives through education.

The oldest girl is not just a good student but also a big help to her family. She and her youngest sister walk 25 minutes every afternoon to get to a mill and help their grandmother sell tortillas and as they walk there they search for any type of material that they can recycle and sell. The two sisters also have done well in beauty competitions and they are always collaborative and participative.

Despite all the problems that they face each day the family is very thankful for the help that they receive each month from the Project since without that help it would be very hard for them to continue their education and have a professional trade in the future.

Jan 9, 2015

Following her Dreams

The girl is 14 years old and has been attending classes at the Dreamer´s Center for three years. She has been a great help to her mother since they never had the help of a father. The family is made up of the mother, the girl´s brother and her. The mother works selling vegetables at the market in Chimaltenango. She doesn´t earn very much but it is enough for them to survive on.

Their living conditions are not very good since the house is built out of sheets of metal and has a dirt floor. There are only two beds in the house and they have to share them. The grandmother and a baby who was abandoned by one of the mother´s sisters also live with them.

Because of all of the problems the family faced both the girl and her little brother were accepted at the Dreamer´s Center School. The boy is in 5th grade and the girl just finished 6th grade with good grades. She will now receive help with her middle school education through our scholarship program.

The mother of the family is very thankful for the support that the God´s Child Project has given them during this time since the help has not just been for the children but for the family in general.

Nov 11, 2014

An opportunity to learn and grow

This boy comes from a family with many problems. His father is originally from Escuintla and his mother is from Antigua, Guatemala. His mother has two children from a previous relationship and this boy is the son of the man that she currently lives with. The boy is known for being extroverted and friendly, however, due to problems at home he was an aggressive little boy with behavior issues and poor school performance.

He is the youngest of 3 children and is the only one that attends the Dreamer´s Center school since the other siblings decided it would be better to work. His father works looking after cars parked in Antigua, Guatemala and earns no more than $40 per month. His mother works cleaning a food stall in a market in Guatemala City and earns about $130 per month and with the income of his mother and father they support the entire family.

Upon being accepted at the Dreamer´s Center he was given psychological help since due to problems at home there was a possibility that he could develop schizophrenia. He also received food and an education.

Currently, he has finished kindergarten and has had many advances in his personal life. He is a very happy boy who, unfortunately, doesn´t come to school every day because of his parents´ neglect but when he does come to school he makes the most of the support that is given to him.

 
   

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