Our children’s home was established in 1984 as a temporary home for children. Missionaries Larry and Claire Boggs had been helping Guatemalan orphans find a forever home since 1979, and they saw the need to establish a children’s home in 1984 in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
In 2001, the current property in Sololá was purchased and they were able to sell the facility in Quetzaltenango, which paid for the mortgage at the current children’s home.
The children and workers were moved to Sololá in 2005. Most of the children in the home were 5 years old and under and were actively in the adoption process. In 2008, international adoptions shut down, so that the government could address the issues of child trafficking and the corruption. Our home went from having close to 90 children under the age of 5 to having around 40 children over the age of 5. Now, we no longer only care for children while their adoptions are complete, but rather raising them and giving them the tools and education they need so that they can make a difference in Guatemala when they are older. We want our children's home to be a safe, loving, and happy home.
Current children – 43 children with ages from 2 months old – 17 years old. If you would like to help us raise the children, there are many ways you can help!
LOVE – come and love the kids, show them they matter.
SERVE – serve them by bringing a team.
GIVE – give of your time and/or your financial help.
CONNECT – choose your ministry and receive monthly pictures and updates.
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Raising 40+ children comes with not only healthy expenses but also expenses that require exams, check up, special medicine, trips to the city and personnel to accompany the child. We also have children that are hearing impaired and have physical deformities. If you would like to help us with the medical care of our children, please contact us. Maybe it's through a financial donation, a donation of needed medicine or maybe you can offer your medical services in the form of a free medical or dental clinic.
Give to the Medical Fund.
Items We Need
- Formula - Similac Advance and Isomil
- Diapers (all sizes) - Preferred Brand - HUGGIES
- Baby Wipes - Preferred Brand - HUGGIES
- Pull Ups - Preferred Brand - HUGGIES
- Little Swimmers (Swimming Diapers)
- DESITIN diaper rash cream
- Baby Orajel
- Baby/Children’s Tylenol
- Children’s Mucinex
- Saline Nasal Drops for Kids
- Lotrimin - Cream and Powder for Athletes Foot
- Daily Chewable Vitamins
- Melatonin Gummies
- Fiber Gummies
- Shampoo for bigger kids
- Bars of Soap
- Baby Shampoo - Preferred Brand - Johnson&Johnson
- Baby Lotion - Preferred Brand - Johnson&Johnson
- Hand Sanitizer
- Lysol Spray
- Feminine Products
- Lotions for teen girls and boys
- Deodorant for teen girls and boys
- Scotch Brite Sponges
- Water Bottles (for kids)
- Tee Tree Oil (either the oil itself or the shampoo/conditioner)
(Tee Tree Oil is good for lice prevention)
- Chocolate Chips
- Brown Sugar
- Cake Mixes
AND any other easy to find and pack that fit into this category, we would love to have so that we can teach our older kids how to cook and bake and they are more expensive here in Guatemala!
We will add more items periodically - please check back for additional needs.