Helping in Guatemala

Shoe shine boys

Shoe shine boys in the Central Park in Antigua Guatemala

Your purchase helps children and families in Guatemala

Our pledge of one dollar per Friendship Bag Purchased by you, our customers was put to use last winter.

In Guatemala,children of poor families can go to school until grade six. Parents, however, must supply the school supplies. In large Guatemalan families this is often an issue. Providing food for the table is often difficult enough for large families. School supplies and proper clothing are not their highest priority.

Our local associate in Guatemala, Jose` found 31 families most in need in his community of Pastores, a town close to Antigua Guatemala. As a local , he understood what we were trying to do and made suggestions for the use of the dollar fund. Last winter with Jose’s recommendation we supplied one child in 31 families with quality shoes that can be passed down through the family. We sent the children in the families to school with much needed school supplies. In this way we tried to do our part to keep children in school and productivly learning.