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Potters House Association International, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, International, International Relief, Nutrition, Religion

Mission: Potter’s House works with a community of about 11,000 who live at the margins of the city garbage dump in Guatemala City.  The community members scavenge in the dump for recyclables and other material that may be of economic interest.  Potter’s House provides educational, nutritional, medical, micro-enterprise financing, compassionate relief, and community leadership training in this setting.  Potter’s House Association-International assists with training, advice, and practical assistance, and operates the Potter’s House office in the United States.

Results: 10,000 scavengers acknowledge receiving some sort of help or support from Potter's House

Target demographics: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Direct beneficiaries per year: 11,000

Programs: Personal Development Education Health Micro Enterprise Community Support

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

Potter's House is a great ministry. I have been a volunteer and a donor. I've seen first hand that the scavengers (called that way because of their work in the garbage dump) are really valued as Treasures. More than relief, the Treasures are being equipped to overcome poverty in all its forms.



Rating: 5

I've donated and am delighted to see what can be done for so many with so little! Money working overtime. God working nonstop! What a combination!



Rating: 5

Serving the scavengers of the Guatemala City garbage dump through Potter's House has been a true blessing! The genuine love they have for the