In Guatemala, there is extreme poverty where young boys who cannot afford to go to school are sent away with men to work in the fields for two weeks at a time and where Seniors are left hungry and forgotten by their families. With a monthly sponsorship, you have the ability to change their story. With a monthly pledge, Hearts in Motion will connect you with a person in need and together we will provide food, schooling, music lessons or medical care and ultimately, hope for a brighter future. We encourage you to send letters, small gifts or best yet, come and visit and see the change you are creating in one’s life. You can make a difference!
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WEEKLY FEED SPONSORSHIP
MUSIC IN MOTION SPONSORSHIP
Hearts In Motion has been involved with daycares in Zacapa, Guatemala for a many years. These daycares were started to provide single mothers a safe place to leave their small children when they went to work. Also, the daycares give the opportunity to the children to jump start their education. As the program evolved, it became painfully evident to us that the parents could not afford to enroll their children in 1st grade. This is due to the fact that many of the parents work in agriculture which is seasonal resulting in a limited income. It is very difficult for them to provide basic necessities to their families such as food and shelter. Education takes less priority, and consequently, many of the children end up working in the fields by the age of eight. For that reason, we knew we needed to do more in order to keep the children out of the fields and further their education prospect.
Your monthly $35 sponsorship will be an investment in the future of a child. Throughout the school year, a representative of Hearts In Motion in Guatemala closely monitors the progress of the children by meeting with their teachers and parents.
We encourage you to look through our children to find that special child who speaks to your heart. Or if you prefer, we would be happy to select a child for you to sponsor.
100 children enjoy a free lunch every Thursday afternoon at the Nutrition Center in Gualan, Guatemala. In 2016, HIM expanded the Program to two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, due to the high demand and ever-growing waiting list. The children who participate in the Weekly Feeds are also seen regularly by our visiting pediatricians, physicians assistants, and dentists at the Center. They also receive clothing and participate in extra-curricular activities.
The children are selected by a Guatemalan social worker from the most impoverished families in the Valle del Montagua area. For many of these children, this may be the only opportunity they have to receive a well-balanced meal throughout their week. Thank you for your support.
located in Gualan, Guatemala, invites Senior Citizens of the neighboring community for lunch and a time to socialize together. The center also provides different activities which they can participate in together such as gardening and sewing. Not only do we offer them nutritious meals, but we surround them with opportunities to use the life skills they have acquired in a loving and supporting atmosphere where they are valued and respected. You may select a senior that touches your heart or we will be happy to choose one for you.
ability to connect us and transport us to another time and place. That is the beauty of music; none of us are invincible to it. It has the power to let us escape and take us to the most amazing places. Those who are able to read, write or play music are blessed with an extraordinary gift. They are the ones who allow the rest of us to have those moments.
REESE HOUSE SPONSORSHIP
NUTRITION CENTER SPONSORSHIP
The children of the Reese House come to HIM from area health departments, the hospitals and court cases. These children's families are unable to care for them making them our responsibility. At the HIM Reese House, these children experience what it means to be part of a loving family. By helping Hearts In Motion care for these children your sponsorship will be keeping them off the streets and safe from an otherwise uncertain life. $475/ month will provide the funding needed to continue to care for the children of the Reese House. For details email email@example.com
Hearts In Motion can take care of up to 30 children at the Nutrition Center. We provide a roof over their heads and soft bed for them at night. The children of the Nutrition Center come to HIM from area health departments and the hospitals. We work to get them healthy enough to go back to their families or moved to better living situations.
We will offer support for the first 6 months they are home as well. We send children home with water filters which will improve the lives of everyone in the home. On average it costs HIM $475 per child each month of their stay at the Nutrition Center. By supporting the Nutrition Center you can change a child’s future forever by giving them a second chance at a healthier life. On average a child stays for 5 months but some stays are shorter and some longer.