HOPE’S IN Brings Hope to The People of the Guatemala City Dump Communities
- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On August 19, 2015
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Over the course of the first two weeks of August, Hope’s In led a total of 77 volunteers to serve in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities through the partnership with the local host organization, Potter’s House Association. These volunteers went to Guatemala City to bring hope to some of the 11,000 people living in the surrounding dump communities. During our trip we built eight cinder block homes, hosted two weeks of medical clinics through out the communities that brought much needed medical help to nearly 600 people. We also hosted soccer and dance camps for over 125 children living in these communities.
Though these numbers give a quantitative look into the impact Hope’s In aimed to create, volunteers through the help of Potter’s House Association’s volunteer education program and Hope’s In culture were focused on individual relationships. Volunteers gave their hearts, time and energy to children on an individual basis, whether it was that one child at soccer camp who wanted a piggy back ride all day long to bringing hope to a mother in a family of 5 who prayed for a new house her whole life to the one child who stood playing in the street waving “hola” as long as the sun was out.