May 31, 2010
For the last 3 years I have been traveling with a small group of volunteers to help develop programs for a girl's school /orphanage in rural Guatemala. We have taught them to sew and make jewelry which they can then sell back an enthusiastic market in the US. Thanks to the sponsorship of the HEAR foundation we have been able to turn 100% of those profits back to the girl's to provide for food, clothing and to cover the costs of utilities and housing maintenance. My experiences with the girls in Guatemala and the working with the HEAR Foundation has been a source of inspiration and gratification.
All the volunteers and sponsors have been kind, hardworking and focused on the main goal - improving the quality of life for the girls of the Marta y Maria Orphanage. Particularly impressive has been the group's (volunteers, sponsors and donors)flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing needs and circumstances as they arise. For example, the volunteers came to the orphanage to build a playset but enthusiastically addressed and corrected plumbing /sewage issues when they became aware of them.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
in conjunction with the Hijas work in rural Guatemala where this organization build an addition to an orphanage, helped build a playground, improved sewage and plumbing on site and sponsored income producing skills training for the girls
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Have worked with HIJAS , an organization that helps build life and income producing skills for Guatemalan orphan girls and teens.