The town of Pueblo Modelo was established by the Guatemalan government after Hurricane Mitch in 1999, which displaced thousands of families. Because of the dire need to relocate families quickly, there was no time to build infrastructures such as running water and electricity. Hearts In Motion has been actively supporting this community for 22 years through our holistic program model that uplifts the individual, the family, and the community.
DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL
Most of the children and their families we serve are living under a tin roof or tarp. To help improve the quality of the living conditions of the children and their families at our daycare and preschool, we started our house-building program. As a result, seventeen families now have a solid cement home and cooking stove.
YOUNG GARDENERS INTERNATIONAL
Hearts In Motion annually brings medical, dental, and physical therapy clinics to Pueblo Modelo. Medical professionals and pre-med students provide critical care to the people of Pueblo Modelo. These people would not otherwise receive care for their injuries, health conditions, or medical equipment to aid with mobility. We continue to build upon our strong ties with Pueblo Modelo as we work together to enhance the quality of life for those who live there.
2210 US 41
Schererville, Indiana 46375
Barrio La Barca
Guatemala, Central America