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Friday, January 29, 2010

What Does Safe Homes For Children Do

Someone requested to know what we do and how we do it. They made a good point; that alot of people do not know.
We work primarily in Guatemala. We own 17 acres of farmland there. On it we have a 2500 sq. ft. building that is used for our orphanage. It can house 64 children. We take street children as well as children whose parents can not afford to feed or clothe them. In addition to the orphanage, we work with the Mayan Indians around Lake Atitlan. There are 1. 5 million of them. So we will never run out of work. We offer a lunch program 3 days a week to the elementary school children next door. There are 75 of them. After lunch they study with a teacher we provide for 3 hours learning the basics. We also do student scholarships for children in the community who would not be able to go to school if we did not. We have a formula program for 30 starving infants and and an Incaparina program for 275 starving children. We have many more children that want and need to be on our feeding program, but we had to limit it because of finances. We just received almost $20,000.00 to build a clinic and we broke ground for it last Wedsnesday.
100% of all donations go to our programs. We take no money for administrative overhead, plane tickets or anything esle. Our family business has donated the bulk of our financial needs in the past. As we move forward , tho, we are having more and more groups and people help. We get many, many material donations each year from kind, generous peole. We have many people who support our student sponsorship programs and infant/child feeding programs. We are having more and more individual and group volunteers come and do work and donate money and bring many valualbe donations with them. We are having fundraisers that are bringing in enough money to build things like clinics. We are having medical teams and indiviual doctors donate their time for clinics run from our faclilties.
We love the work we do and will continue to increase and improve them as finances permit. we are a 501c3 non-profit which means we can give our donors a tax receipt for their donations. Thanks for everyone continued interest.
Vicki Dalia

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