Project #12401

Homes for Homeless Families in Guatemala

by The GOD'S CHILD Project
May 28, 2013

Laidy Vanessa Villalobos

Doña Olga comes originally from Escuintla, has lived a life without any kind of education and has worked hard.  From a very early age, she got together with Don Miguel and as a fruit of that commitment they had a son named Miguel Angel.

Things weren’t going well between Don Miguel and Doña Olga; they have a lot of problems that lead to their relationship being broken up. Doña Olga decided then to start a new relationship with a Don Ezequiel who gave her three more children after moving out with him.  Thinking everything was going to be a little easier, Doña Olga had no idea he was going to make things even worse.

Laidy is the only daughter in this little family. Growing up among boys and an alcoholic father who used to mistreat her was not easy at all. His dad used to mistreat her mom as well by insulting and hitting her while children could watch.

After arguing a lot, Doña Olga got tired of being mistreated so she decided to abandon her home, and they started living in the street. Since they didn´t have a permanent place to spend the nights they came to “Albergue Santa Madre”, one of the programs from Asociación Nuestros Ahijados where a temporary shelter is provided every night to homeless people. After several nights, the project could realize the children’s situation and decided to help them by giving them the opportunity to be part of the Dreamer Center so that they could study.

After a little while, The Project decided to provide this family with a home where they all currently live. Miguel goes to the Scheel Center and the rest of the children including Laidy go to the Dreamer Center.

Laidy is currently in fourth grade. She is a very cooperative child with a bunch of dreams, goals and desires. She always goes to school and constantly shows her gratitude to the project as well as her siblings. They are aware this place gave them the opportunity to become somebody in life.


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The GOD'S CHILD Project

Location: Bismarck, ND - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Melissa Schroden
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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