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CASA GUATEMALA is a non-political, non-sectarian charitable organization dedicated to helping children. It is supported solely by private contributions from around the world, receiving no funding from the government of Guatemala.
Casa Guatemala is an organization with twenty years experience, helping malnourished children. It shelters, protects, and educates orphans and abandoned children. CASA GUATEMALA provides services both in Guatemala city and at its rural facilities on the Río Dulce. After twenty years work, CASA GUATEMALA has a large number of teenagers. They are going to school or are in training in differents fields. Most of our children do not identify as a member of any family. Their home and their family are CASA GUATEMALA.
A second center in zone 10 opened in Feb. 1997 to house teenage girls who have grown up in the orphanage. This house is used as a transition for the teenagers from the orphanage to the real world. A place where they can live and have the freedom to go to a public school, take the public bus, and have a job at the same time. The center is run by a Social Worker and a Psychologist.
The Rio Dulce project is a valuable asset to the local population of Kekchi speaking Indians who live in relative isolation and poverty. This population, now for the first time, has access to free medical care and schooling. The project also provides them with employment, health training, clothing donations, nutritious meals for the school children and use of the orphanage's mill for grinding corn. This project includes a farm used to teach sustainable agriculture techniques and will hopefully allow self-sufficiency in food production.
Angie responded: "The program with the cleft and palate surgeries is a very important program, we desperate need this support to extend our help to those who can not reach the proper medical care to correct this birth defect, thanks so much. All children in the orphanage thanks you so much for your concern about the dayly living expenses. Definitive this is a very generous support, and it will help a lot. Thanks to all the nice people and specially to you (Earl) and Barb. Love you, Angie and the children"