| Sep 11, 2023
12 years later...
Greetings from Guatemala.
Last week I bumped into Gustavo (photo on left). He and his family entered our programs back in 2011. In the photo on the right you can see him (left) and his mom and brothers.
After 6 years with us Gustavo now has his own mobile mechanic service. His older brother Eduardo (right) works for one of the biggest telecom companies in the city. And, the little guy in the middle just started work for a car dealership in the city also.
This is the effect of your support of our programs. Gustavo was really appreciative of all the support we gave them, high-school and college fees, books, clothing, and food for the family so that they could study and not have to work as children.
Our work here in Guatemala with our 70 students ages 4-13 continues unabated :-)
100% Match is now ACTIVE on all new monthly Sustaining Sponsorhips donations:
With love and respect,
Mick Quinn & Debora Prieto
Photo updates of our work:
We update our photo albums twice per month here:
Integral Heart was founded in 2011 by Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto.
They had vacationed in Guatemala in 2009 and were drawn to its beauty but also felt compelled to respond directly to the potential they saw in the younger generations.
They have lived year-round in Guatemala ever since.
The Integral Heart Family School is 100% crowdfunded. We currently have 220 individuals whose monthly and annual donations support our work.
This core team of Sustaining Sponsors raises about one half of the total funds needed to operate our school and programs.
The rest of the funding is raised in special events and in participation with our funding partner, GlobalGiving based in Washington D.C.
Education is the heart of our work. Our school is home to 70 children receiving classes in Spanish, English, Psychology, Human Rights, Homework Help, Art and serves 1,500 meals monthly.
Since 2011, our programs have delivered classes and support to over 1,200 students and their families in Guatemala. We also provide a food basket to each of our 45 sponsored families.
See our Full History in photos:
IHF School History Since 2010
5-year Dream Plan: We are saving to buy/build a school which incorporates our existing educational programs and an animal rescue center. Imagine, One Child - One Animal :-)
If you would like to see our plans for this, click here :-)
See our 5-Year Dream Plan