There are over 125 children in our education program all of whom require sponsorship. A child can be sponsored for just around $15 a month, just $160 a year! This provides their schools supplies, supplements, and needed items for their families.
Stay connected and see your donation literally change a kids life.
For $3 a day you can support a child to eat at our community center, a healthy and safe meal. Our feeding program not only helps feed the kids but we are able to fill a huge gap and keep them safe at times during the day when they would otherwise be at risk of physical or sexual abuse or neglect.
Can you donate $21 today to help a child stay safe for a week?
LITTLE STEPS OF JESUS
Support the launch of our young Pasitos por Jesus (Little Step’s for Jesus)
For $25 a week you can sponsor a child to attend a child-care, Christ based program. They will not only be learning about Christ, but they will be learning the basics to prepare them for kindergarten, such as numbers, letters, phonics and fine motors skills. These children will be chosen from our list of high-risk families. Children that are left unattended, children that are in the farms with their moms, or that are being abused, or that come from single parent homes.
Can you donate one week of sponsorship for $25?
STOVE / FIRE SAFETY
Women in Barrio la Cruz cook using an open flame and often in areas that are low to the ground and in enclosed area. This causes many accidents, health problems and other risk for the families. These stoves produce high levels of carbon monoxide and the women get many respiratory infections and small children often fall into these low flames. We are installing safe, wood burning, and efficient stoves.
If you could change a families lifestyle for $300 by buying a stove would you?
ABOUT BARRIO LA CRUZ
Paso a Paso has been working in Guatemala for almost 8 years. We have focused our work in the southern part of Guatemala in the department of Sacatepequez in Pastores. We work in a hillside community called Barrio la Cruz. This community of approximately 1500 people, is 25 kilometers from Antigua.
This is a poor community that faces several issues. Most men and women in this community have not completed even a primary level of school and cannot read or write. The average monthly income of families in Barrio la Cruz is about 1500 Q, or $200.
More than 30% of the homes are headed by single mothers; men are often absent or have abandoned the family. These families lack basic necessities like clean water, enclosed stoves and the financial ability to send their children to school and provide a better future for them.
The average monthly income of families in Barrio la Cruz is about 1500 Q, or $200.
“Therefore I command you to be open handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.”
– Deuteronomy 15:11
As Christians we are called by God to care for those who live in poverty and distress. Our mission at Paso a Paso is to Partner with impoverished communities, sharing the love of Christ, strengthening and building them up, by providing opportunities for people in school, home and work. When men and women can obtain the ability to provide for their families, they can improve their quality of life as well as the future lives of their children. We will come alongside families, single mothers, and those with special needs, to empower them to improve their quality of life.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me.”
– Matthew 25:40
To fulfill our mission of partnering with impoverished communities in Central America by proclaiming Christ and providing home, job and school opportunities. We accomplish this by sponsoring children in school, providing care for them at our after-school program and meals in the beginnings of our feeding program and providing stoves for individual homes, and providing job training and support for adults. As the ministry has grown we have established a community resource center to address job training, tutoring, and nutrition needs. We are in the process of starting a pre-school to high risk children. When the community has matured they will be encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with other communities.