The following information is from Vicki Dalia of Safe Homes for Children regarding the Casa de Sion orphanage in Los Robles Guatemala.
Casa de Sion is located on 17 acres of farmland in the highlands of Guatemala. On it we have a 2500 sq. ft. building that is used for our orphanage. It can house 64 children. We take street children as well as children whose parents can not afford to feed or clothe them. In addition to the orphanage, we work with many of the approximately 1.5 million Mayan Indians around Lake Atitlan. We will never run out of work.
We offer a lunch program 3 days a week to 75 children of the elementary school next door to the orphanage. After lunch they study with a teacher we provide for 3 hours of learning. We also do student scholarships for children in the community who would not be able to go to school otherwise. We have a formula program for 30 starving infants and an Incaparina program for 275 starving children. We have many more children that want and need to be on our feeding program, but we have to limit it to this number until additional money comes in. We just received almost $20,000.00 to build a clinic and we broke ground for it last Wednesday.
100% of all donations go to our programs. We take no money for administrative overhead, plane tickets or anything else. We are looking forward to having medical teams and individual doctors donate their time for clinics run from our facilities.
We love the work we do and will continue to increase and improve them as finances permit. We are a 501c3 non-profit which means we can give our donors a tax receipt for their donations.
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