WE ENABLE SEVEN GUATEMALANS
TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES
It is no small feat to provide jobs for this many Guatemalans--we are actually one of the larger employers in our village if you don't count the sack factory next door. This is a "hidden" aspect of our ministry, equipping and empowering Guatemalans to support their families and serve their countrymen, but a critical part of developing a sustainable ministry in this country. Salaries make up the largest single part of our monthly budget, averaging between $1600 and $2000 each month. In addition our workers are, by law, paid bonuses in June and December, both equal to one month's salary. It adds up very quickly.
If you would like to help "sponsor" a worker, rather than a needy family, this is your chance. Click here to make a one time gift or set up a monthly donation to offset the cost of their salaries. The folks in the pictures below are depending on us.
|Marcela, who helps with housekeeping, is one of the mothers|
from our Mom"s Support Group in Santa Maria.
Brody, her son, has a seizure disorder, and graduated from New Life.
|Vicente, one of our companion-caregivers, shown here with his family.|
He is from Santa Maria de Jesus, and his son, Cristofer, graduated from New Life.
His wife, Juana, is also part of our Mom's Group.
|Brenda, the manager of Casa de Esperanza, with her husband|
and one of her two daughters. She is the sole support of the family,
which is attempting to rebuild their life after losing everything
with the eruption of the Fuego Volcano last June.
|Kevin is our newest staff member, who covers any open shift|
and fills in wherever needed. He is our "utility player."
|We will begin sending Mario to university|
in January to begin his training as a
physical therapist. He will work weekends
with the guys at the house.