Mission: Friends of Guatemalan Children's (FOGC) mission is to promote the health of Guatemalan children by providing financial assistance to organizations and establishments that provide nutritional and medical assistance to those children and to relieve the distress of orphaned and abandoned Guatemalan Children through provision of food, medical care, adoption assistance and similar activities.
Results: FOGC provide financial, administrative and logistical support to Casa Guatemala and have done so for almost 30 years. We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for grants for CG; assisted with the coordination of volunteers, schools, social clubs and church groups visiting; arranged for large shipments of supplies for the orphanage, school and clinic; and helped to organize trips of medical teams who have provided cleft lip and palate operations and other important surgeries to thousands of Guatemala's poorest people.
Target demographics: vulnerable, impoverished and orphaned children
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 500 children with our education, nutrition and healthcare programs at Casa Guatemala: 235 in our primary school alone and approximately 265 children aged 0-6 in our clinic from the local Mayan communities
Geographic areas served: Guatemala
Programs: Primary Education, Shelter, Nutrition, Healthcare, and Sustainable Agriculture. FOGC is entirely run by volunteers so that all donations can go directly to support the children in need in Guatemala. Our main beneficiary is the Casa Guatemala school and orphanage (http://www.casa-guatemala.org). Casa Guatemala provides a safe home, hot meals, medical care, education and a healthy environment to up to 250 children in Guatemala who have been faced with abandonment, abuse, neglect or extreme poverty.
We film short documentaries of some of the most inspiring charities and not-for-profits in the world. In our time in Latin America several people mentioned Casa Guatemala to us, luckily we were able to arrange it as this is a very special project.
Casa Guatemala is extremely well run and clearly has an important role in the communities it looks after for education, nutrition and medical. We followed the story of a young man who was brought here as an orphaned toddler and is now completing his doctorate.
We would highly recommend Casa Guatemala as a place to give generously of your time and/or money. A fantastic project!