Educate Street Children in El Salvador

by The GOD'S CHILD Project
Sofia encourages her siblings to study hard
Sofia encourages her siblings to study hard

Sofía is a very smart young lady who has made the most of the support given to her by the GOD'S CHILD Project over the last 9 years. She is 14 years old and will be starting 9th grade this January thanks to the continued support of the GOD'S CHILD Project in El Salvador. Sofía lives with her mother, Rosa, and 3 siblings in a house that that Project built for the family in 2009. The scholarships and rice and beans that Sofía and her siblings receive from the Project have been a great blessing to the family since Rosa works as a nanny and earns just $100 per month which is not enough to provide for their basic needs such as food, clothes and an education.

Sofía knows that not all children in El Salvador are able to attend school because of the costs so she studies hard to make the most of this important opportunity and year after year is one of the top students in her class. Not only does she study hard but she also encourages her 3 younger siblings to do so as well. Sofía hopes to graduate as an elementary school teacher so that she can encourage other children to reach their dreams. 

Thanks to your support we are able to provide children like Sofía with rice and beans but more importantly with the education they need so that when they grow up they can provide for their own families without having to depend on handouts from others. Thanks to you we are able to help make dreams come true.

Thank you for helping to make Sofía`s and many other children`s dreams a reality in El Salvador through your generous support. We hope that you will continue to support our cause by making another donation, sharing Sofía`s story with your friends and family, or following us on Facebook for even more updates.

With Gratitude,

Rina Lazo
Director of Benefactor Services


The future Dr. Lea
The future Dr. Lea

Lea and her three siblings began to receive help from the GOD'S CHILD Project in 2009 because of their lack of economic resources. Their father worked raising animals and didn't make enough to provide for his family so the GOD'S CHILD Project stepped in to make sure the children were able to continue in school by providing them with a scholarship, school supplies, clothes, shoes, and rice and beans. 

Of the four siblings Lea stands out the most. After graduating as a nurse's assistant she is now going to college to become a doctor. She is not only going to school but is also working as a nurse at a private clinic in El Salvador. Unfortunately she is looking for new work opportunities because she is currently the main support for her family and earns very little. Lea is very grateful to the Project and all of our supporters for the support that they have provided her and her family. She says, "Without the help of the Project becoming a doctor and providing for my family would be an impossible dream. Thank you for helping me make my dream a reality."

Indeed, thank you for helping make Lea's and many other children's dreams a reality in El Salvador through your generous support. We hope that you will continue to support our cause by making another donation, sharing Lea's story with your friends and family, or following us on Facebook for even more updates. 

With Gratitude,

Rina Lazo

Director of Benefactor Services


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.

Melany recieving her new backpack for school!
Melany recieving her new backpack for school!

Melany is currently studying sixth grade at Delfina Diaz Municipal School of El Salvador, and has been a part of The GOD´S CHILD Project for six years.  

Melany has survived many difficult situations especially those that have affected her personal health and the health of her mother. Melany frequently becomes ill and has a severe allergic reaction on her scalp, and if not treated quickly it becomes a fungus infection. Just as it had when she first became a part of the program.

When she was first brought to the project's office she had been suffering from a very rapidly spreading fungus infection that originated on her scalp and had moved down to her face. She was immediately treated at the clinic and provided the appropriate medications to help clear up the fungus quickly allowing her a full recovery.  During the same meeting she was enrolled into the program allowing her, her brother, and parents to receive benefits including education, food, and medical care.

She quickly became interested in studying and grasped concepts very quickly as the star of her class. She is always excited to tell people about how she wants to be a civil engineer when she grows up. But her reason why is what always makes our staff smile, “I want to take my family forward, bring them to a better way of life, show them that we too can make it, and chase our dreams like our teachers say.”

Melany is always happy to lend a hand and help her family in anything that she can, especially her mother. Every day before school she helps her mother get things ready for the day including cleaning up the house, cooking, and taking care of her brother. This is important especially now as her mother has been diagnosed with uterine cancer, and all the support from Melany helps her be able to rest and recover. Melany´s help paired with the financial support for the household expenses by The GOD´S CHILD Project helps to keep the family together and healthy.

We always look forward to hearing about how Melany is chasing her dreams, helping her family, and truly embracing her new opportunities thanks to the generosity you as donors have allowed into her life. We hope you enjoyed this brief look into her world and will consider sharing her story with your family and friends as well.


Manuel helping around his local community.
Manuel helping around his local community.

Dear Supporter of The GOD’S CHILD Project in El Salvador,

Through your constant support and dedication to our work with the families in Guazapa, El Salvador, we are happy to report that our students are achieving successes that even we couldn’t have imagined 25 years ago. 

Let me tell you about Manuel, a young man who has now decided to pay it forward to the rest of the children in his community.

Manuel’s family has been a part of The GOD’S CHILD Project in El Salvador for over 8 years. Throughout this time, he and his sister have taken full advantage of the support they receive each month. From the first day Manuel and his sister joined the program, their family was able to receive a monthly support of rice, beans, clothing, shoes, school supplies, medical support, and—one of the most important things—an education.

Today, this young man has finished his studies at university level, and his younger sister just completed eighth grade. Though she is performing well in her classes, it is important that Manuel continues to support his sister with her homework. Manuel says, “It is a great joy to help her, especially because I am very experienced in some subjects.”

With the help of The GOD’S CHILD Project, this 23-year-old man has achieved one of his life’s greatest successes. In November, Manuel received the title of Professor of Secondary Education, specializing in mathematics. He achieved this success through many years of hard work and a determination to be able to help many more students in his community.

Many of the mothers in the community are very proud of his accomplishments, because Manuel has instilled a fire of knowledge in many of their children. His success has motivated them to work to achieve something with their lives, starting with a good education.

Manuel’s mother is exceptionally grateful for the support they have received from The GOD’S CHILD Project saying, “Without the help we received for school and our household needs, Manuel would have had a very difficult life, full of problems due to not having an education. Now he has been able to reach one of his dreams. I am so happy to see his success and happiness as he looks forward to the days of helping the younger kids in our community.”  

Please help us continue helping children like Manuel achieve their dreams. Your generous contribution today will help us make a difference for the children of El Salvador.

Please, consider sharing this story of Manuel and how he is paying it forward to your family and friends. May it warm their hearts as it has yours.  As each student grows, learns, and comes to believe that their dreams are possible, together we are breaking the chains of poverty, one child at a time.

Blessings to you in this new year,

 Melissa Schroden
Director of Special Opportunities



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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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