Research has shown that direct sponsorship of children (or families) overseas is an effective way to support development and, ultimately, independence. In our experience it also has a remarkable affect the sponsoring individual or family.

Sponsoring families or individuals agree to “stand in the gap” for the child that they sponsor by praying for them regularly and providing $45 per month to sponsor the child.  Each child will have multiple sponsors in the United States. Assistance is tailored to specific needs and includes food, education, clothing, access to medical, psychological and spiritual support.

When you become a sponsor, you are connected to a specific child at Village of Hope in Guatemala and will be able to build and nurture a relationship with your sponsored child if you choose. There will be opportunity for you to mail letters to your sponsored child through mission teams. Also for you to go on a Project HOPEFUL mission trip yourself to meet your sponsored child in person! We believe that investing in a child can change the course of that child’s life!

Additional giving opportunities exist. We are actively looking for businesses to partner with Project HOPEFUL to support Village of Hope.  Extra funds donated to the program in Guatemala will go to support these children, additional building funds for future homes, and to meet other needs.

To sign up to sponsor one of our children, follow these simple steps:

  1. Email us so we can match you with a child.  figfamilies@villageofhopeguatemala.com
  2. After you are matched, return to this page and start your monthly donations at the button below!
  3. Welcome to the Village of Hope team!

 

  • Age: 3 | Country: Guatemala

    Rebeca

    Meet Rebeca! Rebeca is 3 years old and loves purple and dancing like her big sister Elizabeth. Her favorite song is 'Todo Porderoso" a popular Spanish song. Her favorite food is bananas and hot dogs. Rebeca can be shy but once she call you friend it is for life.

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  • Age: 4 | Country: Guatemala

    Elizabeth

    Meet Elizabeth. Elizabeth is 4 years old and full of life. Her big brown eyes will suck you in immediately. Elizabeth loves purple and dancing and singing. She loves cuddles and reading books.

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  • Age: 16 | Country: Guatemala

    Carlos

    Meet Carlos! Carlos turned 16 in May. He loves to help others and loves to play video games. Carlos attends a special school for the deaf where he is learning to communicate with sign language. Carlos loves to eat all kinds of food especially fried chicken and pizza.

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  • Age: 6 | Country: Guatemala

    Mercedes

    Meet Mercedes! Mercedes is 6 years old and is learning to write her name. She loves cookies and loves princesses. Her favorite color is pink of course. Mercedes loves to color and play baby dolls.

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  • Age: 1 | Country: Guatemala

    Rodrigo

    Meet Rodrigo! Rodrigo 1 year old. He loves to play cars and eat cookies. Rodrigo can be shy at first but his big brown eyes will melt your heart and make you his friend in no time.

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  • Age: 12 | Country: Guatemala

    Gustavo

    Meet Gustavo! Gustavo is 12 years old and is a big hugger! He loves to ride bikes and has good memories doing so with his friends. His favorite color is blue and his favorite days are Sundays. The saddest day of his life is when his grandfather died.

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  • Age: 6 | Country: Guatemala

    Maria Andre

    Meet Maria Andre. Maria Andre is 6 years old and is already reading. She wants to learn English and is working hard in school. Her favorite color is pink and she loves to play outside. Her favorite food is spaghetti.

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  • Country: Guatemala

    Andres

    Meet baby Andres. Andres is 7 months old and is learning how to sit up. He loves apples and he likes toys that make noise. Andres enjoys being outside. His birthday is July 21st. He looks good in blue. :)

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  • Country: Guatemala

    Jose David

    Meet Jose David. Jose David is a sweetheart. He loves to play soccer with his two best friends Rony and Erik. Jose Davids favorite food is tortillas. He wants to be a professional soccer player when he grows up.

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  • Age: 11 | Country: Guatemala

    Ana

    Meet Ana! Ana is 11 years old and loves the color yellow. Ana loves playing with Barbie dolls. Ana is in Kindergarten. When Ana grows up she wants to sell vegetables in the market- especially carrots. Ana is full of joy and loves to give hugs. :)

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  • Age: 13 | Country: Guatemala

    Kimberly

    Meet Kimberly. Kimberly is a beautiful girl with two different color eyes. She is 13 years old and her birthday is July 14th. Her favorite color is fusha and she is in the 5th grade. Her favorite subject is math. She also loves to play soccer and cards.

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  • Age: 3 | Country: Guatemala

    Valentina

    Meet Valentina. Valentina is 3 years old and is afraid of the potty chair. She loves to play with her baby dolls and follows her house mom around all day. Valentina loves swinging outside on the playground and loves playing with her older brother Moises.

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  • Age: 4 | Country: Guatemala

    Moises

    Meet Moises. Moises is 4 years old. He loves to play outside with any type of ball. His favorite food is chicken. Moises loves to laugh and play jokes. When he grows up he wants to be a policeman.

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  • Age: 13 | Country: Guatemala

    Mishel

    Meet Mishel. :) Mishel is 13 years old and her baby is due the end of June. Mishel is in 6th grade and loves to play basketball. Mishel's favorite food is pizza.

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  • Age: 16 | Country: Guatemala

    Stefany

    Meet Stefany. Stefany is 16 years old and very much a leader. Stefany loves to listen to music and dance. The best day of Stefanys life was when her son Angel was born. The hardest day of her life was when Angel died of trisomy 13 at age 5 months.

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  • Age: 16 | Country: Guatemala

    Yesenia

    Meet Yesenia. Yesenia will be 16 on Nov. 11th. She is in the 7th grade and school is really important to her. Her favorite subjects are science and math. She loves to play soccer and dance in the church. Her favorite food is chicken. :)

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  • Age: 13 | Country: Guatemala

    Daniela

    Meet Daniela. Daniela is 13 years old and in the 7th grade. She enjoys playing basketball and eating pizza. She enjoys studying technology in school. Daniela's favorite color is fusha.

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  • Age: 4 | Country: Guatemala

    Alberto

    Meet Alberto. Alberto is 4 year old and the son of Griselda (one of our Hope+ moms). When Alberto grows up he wants to be a fireman. Alberto's favorite color is green and he likes to play with cars.

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  • Age: 6 | Country: Guatemala

    Vilma

    Meet Vilma. Vilma is 6 years old and the daughter of Griselda (one of the Hope+ moms).

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The purpose of Village of Hope is to provide family, faith and a future to children and vulnerable mothers in a family style setting.  Each family living unit consists of house parents and 6-8 children or mothers living in a home together on the Village of Hope property.  This family style setting provides appropriate support to all its residents and allows the dorm parents to convey valuable life lessons with the ultimate goal of avoiding the need for children to enter institutional care (an orphanage).

Why do we want to keep children out of orphanages? Institutional care is warehouse-like . . . large rooms with several beds lined up and a high ratio of children to caregivers.  The goal of institutional care is to keep the children under control, rather than to develop them as people.  The goal of the Village of Hope care program is to rehabilitate children and mothers and help them develop the skills they need to live on their own successfully.

By providing Guatemalan house parents (a married couple) who provide care for the children, our children understand that they belong and that someone is investing in their life and their future.  They have a mother and father figure to pray with them, help them with their homework, and help them develop as they grow.

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