Friends of Guatemala

Friends of Guatemala is 501(3)c nonprofit supporting education in the poorest squatter community of Guatemala City. We are a group of people who believe in the power of many hands working together. And in the process of changing the future of these children, we’ve found that our own lives are changed as well. Thanks to many partnerships and hours of volunteer labor, Friends of Guatemala has helped the Colegio de HOPE, a small school along the railroad tracks, provide a quality and caring education for hundreds of children. We need your help to continue this important work.

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When I first went to work on the school in 2006 I expected – like so many others who had done similar things before – that I was taking my American skills and resources to help people who were in a position where it was difficult for them to help themselves. What I got was a major education about life and what is really important, something I could never have learned while securely tucked into the comfort of my American cocoon. -Mark