Here at HOPE’S IN our mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City as well as help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. We do this by engaging families from the United States (and beyond) to work with families in Guatemala City through home building, community support groups, medical care, and educational trainings.
We’d like to invite you to travel with us to Guatemala City to build homes and run medical clinics for families living in an area often referred to as “the garbage dump communities”. These communities are home to over 13,000 people who depend on the city’s landfill to feed, clothe, and shelter their children. Our efforts in these communities are in partnership with a Guatemalan organization called Potters House Association.
Volunteers that build homes work alongside the family recieving the home in a collaborative effort to empower the family with a dignified, safer home. This cross-cultural exchange is an incredible experience for people of all ages.
Medical volunteers work alongside students interested in the medical field and our Guatemalan partners, Potters House Association (PHA) to run a clinic in one of PHA’s community centers. Doctors can also prepare a short educational seminar to teach the children in PHA’s tutoring program or adult Community Health Promoters.