Over 13,000 people live in impoverished communities surrounding the Guatemala City garbage dump. Their houses are built out of scraps of garbage. Their children wake up to a harsh reality of disease and malnutrition. Their income and existence is dependent on scavenging.

Four years ago, a team of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital physicians and Barrington High School students who were interested in medical careers created a free medical clinic in this community.  We began by practicing in community centers and churches, and have now grown into a dedicated clinic space that includes basic lab technology.  Our medicines are generously donated by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and the Centegra Health System.  Our recruitment of physicians and community support is growing.  

HOPE’S IN has now created a MEDICAL ENDOWMENT FUND to help impact this impoverished community in a more sustainable fashion. 

We hope to reach a goal of $250,000 in principal to provide enough yearly earnings to allow Potters House to expand into a fully equipped medical clinic.  Contributing to this fund will help promote continuing international service opportunities for our Barrington students who are interested in careers medicine and keep us in mentoring positions.

Hopes In Medical Endowment Fund


100% of your donation will go towards supporting our sponsorship program that help children living in the Guatemala City garbage dump communities.

To learn more about HOPE’S IN mission and impact, please visit the Our Cause page.


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