Completed Projects

Water Cistern – Rayo de Esperanza

Rayo de Esperanza Orphanage is a family based home for children located in Rio Dulce, Guatemala. The city of Rio Dulce had been sporadically cutting off their water. It would not only leave them without water temporarily, but when the water flow was restored, their pipes would burst. The World Orphan Fund provided a grant…

Matching Grant to Replace Van – Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest Orphanage in Solola, Guatemala had an urgent need. Their 12-passenger van, used to transport their 37 children, was on its last leg and would cost more to repair than it was worth. A reliable used replacement van would would cost $15,000. We had success in the past with offering matching grants to the…

Facial Resconstruction Surgery – My Special Treasure Orphanage

Gersi Ordonez hasn’t had much to smile about in her life. In fact, a serious injury to her face made it impossible for her to smile at all. When Gersi was very little, she was the victim of a trauma she does not remember, leaving the right side of her face paralyzed and drooping from…

Matching Grant Transition House and Staff – Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest was originally planned as temporary housing for children birth to 6 years old, until they could be placed in families. After the almost complete shutdown of adoptions due to widespread corruption, they became more of a transition home with a permanent population. Children are placed at Eagles Nest through the court system. Now…

Emergency 6 month Food Grant – Precious Moments

At Precious Moments in Guatemala City, Guatemala 190 students fill the tiny classrooms and are taught reading, writing, mathematics, art and computer skills. Each afternoon at least 50 children receive free childcare. On any given night, 14 spend the night in special sleeping quarters built by visiting missionaries. A storage closet has been converted to…

Vocational Training – Casa Bernabe

Casa Bernabe, an orphanage in Guatemala City, had the necessary infrastructure for vocational training for the 150 children living there. The problem was they couldn’t afford the teachers. The World Orphan Fund began funding three teachers for welding, cosmetology and culinary arts for three years.  With the excitement from early success, they have recently found…

Vocational Training – Multiple Orphanages Guatemala

One reason for high youth unemployment across the world – and in particularly in developing countries – is a growing mismatch between the supply and demand for skilled workers. This is an even more serious problem for third world orphans, where many leave orphan homes without marketable skills, training or transition support. The result is…