What is Casa Guatemala?
Casa Guatemala is an orphanage
that is home to up to 250
children
The children in their care are
e...
History of Casa Guatemala
• Founded during the Civil
war to care for
malnourished and
abandoned children in
the Capital Ci...
Coming to Rio Dulce
• The tiny home in the
City was beyond
capacity and a larger
site was needed in order
to educate the c...
Building the Children’s Village
• In 1987 the children’s village
was built in along the isolated
shores of the Rio Dulce t...
Casa Guatemala 1987
Casa Guatemala Today
The Village consists of :
• Pre-kinder to 6th grade
School with 12 classrooms
• Houses for the boys, ...
Education
• In 2010 Casa
Guatemala provided
for 298 children
• 24 students graduated
the 6th grade
• 18 were studying in
h...
The Clinic
• Full time Doctor on
site to care for the
children and nearby
villagers
• Full pharmacy with
donated medical
s...
The Farm School
• Casa Guatemala
provides agricultural
training to the children
and incorporates the
farm into the
educati...
Self-Sustainability Projects
• Casa Guatemala runs
the Backpackers Hotel
and Restaurant
• Granja de los Niños is
a store i...
Funding Sources
• Casa Guatemala’s annual
budget is over $500,000
(USD)
• They receive no
Government funding
• They rely o...
Thank you for your support!
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Casa Guatemala was worked since 1977 to protect and care for thousands of Guatemala's most vulnerable children.

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Casa Guatemala Overview (English)

  1. 1. What is Casa Guatemala? Casa Guatemala is an orphanage that is home to up to 250 children The children in their care are either abused, abandoned and orphaned children or children who live in extreme poverty from the surrounding isolated communities Casa Guatemala was founded in 1977 and has provided a home, education and medical care for thousands of children over the years
  2. 2. History of Casa Guatemala • Founded during the Civil war to care for malnourished and abandoned children in the Capital City • The abandoned and orphaned victims of the conflict became the population of Casa Guatemala making education a top priority
  3. 3. Coming to Rio Dulce • The tiny home in the City was beyond capacity and a larger site was needed in order to educate the children • The decision was made to find a rural site where the children could be cared for and educated in a peaceful and safe environment
  4. 4. Building the Children’s Village • In 1987 the children’s village was built in along the isolated shores of the Rio Dulce to serve the orphaned children from the city and those from the surrounding Mayan Villages • Casa Guatemala provides a loving home, medical care and an education to both groups of children.
  5. 5. Casa Guatemala 1987
  6. 6. Casa Guatemala Today The Village consists of : • Pre-kinder to 6th grade School with 12 classrooms • Houses for the boys, girls, staff, teachers and volunteers • A medical clinic with pharmacy • 3.5 hectare school farm with fruits, vegetables, pigs, fish and turkies • Parkland, playground and playing fields
  7. 7. Education • In 2010 Casa Guatemala provided for 298 children • 24 students graduated the 6th grade • 18 were studying in high schools outside of the village • Children from 11 different Mayan communities came to Casa Guatemala for their education
  8. 8. The Clinic • Full time Doctor on site to care for the children and nearby villagers • Full pharmacy with donated medical supplies • Coordination of Visiting Medical teams to perform cleft lip and palate operations
  9. 9. The Farm School • Casa Guatemala provides agricultural training to the children and incorporates the farm into the education program • The farm provides food for the kitchen and products for the store and hotel to sell • Children learn sustainable farming practices
  10. 10. Self-Sustainability Projects • Casa Guatemala runs the Backpackers Hotel and Restaurant • Granja de los Niños is a store in the local market that sells goods from the farm • The Hotel and Store provide funding to run Casa Guatemala and job training for older students
  11. 11. Funding Sources • Casa Guatemala’s annual budget is over $500,000 (USD) • They receive no Government funding • They rely on donations from individuals, businesses and other organizations • 20% of the budget comes from their businesses • Tax deductable donations can be made is the USA, Canada and Spain
  12. 12. Thank you for your support!

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