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.
Jul 12, 2016

A tough choice for Jose

Jose
Jose's house before

The families that the GOD'S CHILD Project builds homes for are hard-working families that are trying their best to make improvements to their living situation but for most of them, because of their lack of education, they are unable to get steady, well-paid jobs that would allow them to better provide for their families. 

Jose is the father of one such family. Jose, his wife and their five children lived in a house made of cornstalk walls and a tin roof with a dirt floor.  During the rainy season water would enter the house making everything damp and uncomfortable. Jose and his oldest son were the only ones working to support the family of seven and both earned very little money which meant that Jose was faced with the tough decision of either making improvements to the family's home or sending his children to school. Jose says "I chose to send the kids to school because I want them to have a better future. I want them to have the opportunities that I never had." 

Upon visiting the family the GOD'S CHILD Project could see that Jose was doing everything that he could to help his family so we decided that they would be good candidates for a home build. At the ceremony to hand the house over to the family the family showed their gratitude with words of thanks, hugs and some tears for the help of the GOD'S CHILD Project and our volunteers who helped make their dream of a new home a reality.

Thanks to donors like you we are able to provide safe, healthy homes to families like Jose's in Guatemala. Please consider making another donation so that we can continue to help these families achieve their dreams. Of if you are interested in becoming part of a build team and seeing the work we do first-hand please contact ServiceTeams@ANAGuatemala.org. 

With Gratitude,

Rina Lazo

Director of Donations

Some of Jose
Some of Jose's family in front of their new home

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Jul 7, 2016

Blanca dreams of becoming a teacher

Thanks to your support we are able to help make dreams come true for children in El Salvador like Blanca.

Blanca is currently in 5th grade at a local school in Guazapa, El Salvador. She is the oldest of 4 siblings and has grown up in the care of her grandmother since her mother couldn't afford to take care of her. Blanca's grandmother is of an advanced age and doesn't have a steady job so one of Blanca's cousins is the main economic support for the family.

Blanca is a very responsible young lady and always does her homework and also helps her grandmother around the house. Blanca says "I hope to graduate and become a teacher so that I can help my mom and live with her and my siblings again."

Blanca has been with the Asociación Nuestros Ahijados del Salvador for 6 years receiving food (rice and beans) as well as a monthly scholarship and other services that the Project provides. The family was also living in house in very poor condition so the Project also helped them with the construction of a new home.

Blanca is very happy to be a part of the project. She works hard every day to be a better person and to fight her way out of the poverty that she is currently living. She walks an hour everyday to go to school so that she can improver her situation. 

Because of your past donation we are able to give children like Blanca an education and help make their dreams of a better life come true. Please consider continuing your support for Educate Street Children in El Salvador by sending another donation or sharing Blanca's story with your friends and family.

Jun 2, 2016

How you can help babies like Sheili recover!

Sheili is finally strong enough to eat.
Sheili is finally strong enough to eat.

Dear Friend of Casa Jackson,

Thank you so much for your past donation! We really could not do the important work of helping babies recover from malnutrition without the help of friends like you. I am writing to let you know of another great opportunity for you to help us continue this important work. On Wednesday, June 15th, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 50% match on all donations up to $110,000! Please consider starting a recurring donation during this period. Your donation will help care for and feed malnourished babies like Sheili as well as provide quality nutritional education for parents.  

Sheili, who is 6 months old, was referred to us by the health center in her hometown of Sumpango after they had treated her for severe malnutrition, repository problems, and lactose intolerance. She was checked-in to Casa Jackson on April 4th, 2016 with severe malnutrition.

Sheili’s mother and father are both from very poor families, where education was not considered as important as working to provide for their families. Therefore, neither of her parents have received a formal education adding to the financial burdens at home as they are both farm hands.  

Sheili’s mother is very thankful for the help that the project is giving to her daughter. Thanks to the Casa Jackson Center for Malnourished Infants Sheili is starting the recovery process and receives the help that she needs to grow big and strong. Her mother also receives the support she needs with meals, therapy and nutritional education.

With almost 50% of children under 5 in Guatemala suffering from malnutrition Sheili’s story is far too familiar. With your help we can fight malnutrition in Guatemala from both ends through both prevention and treatment.

 

Thank you for your continued support of Casa Jackson!

 

Melissa Schroden
Director of Special Opportunities and Donations 
Asociación Nuestros Ahijados de Guatemala, ONG
melissa.schroden@anaguatemala.org

 

P.S. - If you would like to take advantage of the match opportunity please go to our Global Giving page between 9am and midnight on June 15th! Thank you in advance for your support and dedication to our children at Casa Jackson. 

 

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