Why support children? Thousands of children in Central America live in extreme poverty. Some children have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses. Some children work to support their families. We believe children in these situations can reach their potential if they are given shelter, clothing, food, education, and medical support. Every child deserves a future.
(Thank God It’s a Fundraiser & Donor Appreciation Party)
Time: 4:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Join us for a wonderful night of food, friendship, and fun while we raise funds to support our January 2019 service trip to build 4 homes in Antigua, Guatemala.
The homes will be built the week of January 5-12, 2019, in addition to teacher certification, medical support, and outreach to children in the local community.
Learn more. Download the Fundraiser PDF.
A Typical Service Trip Includes:
• Building 4 single room homes to replace the cramped tin sheet shanties our family members currently live in
• Vacation bible school
• Medical outreach to the community
• Teacher certification
• Outreach to school children at Kemna Oj & Mi Especial Tesoro Schools in Santa Maria & Chimaltenango
H2H participants are not required to have any prior building experience. You will learn on-site. With an open heart and positive attitude, you will be amazed at what our team can learn from the people we serve and each other!
Learn more. Download the Experience PDF.
Dates: January 5-12, 2019
Location: Central America — Antigua,Guatemala
Participants: College Students & Adults
Each trip includes transportation to/from Chicago-O’Hare airport, airfare, travel insurance, room, board, and supplies while on location in Central America.
Not included in the cost are baggage fees, immunizations, and spending money for a day trip to Antigua.
A $500 deposit is due at time of sign-up. All trip fees are non-refundable.
Space on each service trip is limited. Contact H2H to check availability and to learn more about the trip.
Your donation will help us purchase concrete blocks and other materials needed to build a one room house that is 13’ X 19’ – includes one door, one window, painted walls interior/exterior, and optional sky light.
Give the gift of a home by making a donation today!
Father: Carlos Enrique Santos Oj, Age 30 – 2nd Grade
Mother: Amalia Odilia Chavac de Santos, Age 32- 3rd Grade
Son: Brandon Enrique Santos Chavac, Age 7- 1st Grade
Daughter: Darlin Melisa Santos Chavac , Age 4m
Carlos is the owner of a piece of land located in el Chipoton. He inherited the land from his parents about six year ago. Carlos shares the land with two more family members – his parents, sisters and nephews.
Carlos, his wife, and his children live in a house built of wood, corrugated metal sheets, and a dirt floor. The conditions of their current home are bad as they suffer when the weather is cold or rainy. Moisture is the reason his little children are constantly sick with respiratory diseases.
Carlos works in a brick factory getting a salary of Q300 ($43) per week. Amalia does not work. She stays at home to take care of her little children. Brandon will continue to attend school next year. He will be on the first grade of primary school and will continue studying at San Lorenzo el Tejar Public school. The family has access to electricity and running water, but not a sewer system.
Father: Osly Jerico Colop Mendoza, Age 37 – 3rd Grade
Mother: Lilian Marisol Sinay Cruz, Age 44 – 6th Grade
Son: Josmar Jovan Amary Colop Sinay, Age 6 – Kindergarten
Daughter: Maily Limni Zoe Colop Sinay, Age 9m
The Colop Sinjay are the owners of a piece of land located in el Chipoton. Lilian inherited a piece of land from her mother about seven years ago. The family shares the land with Lilian’s mother and brothers.
The Colop Sinjay family lives in a shack built with adobe, wood and corrugated metal sheets with a dirt floor. The home is in bad conditions; it gets very cold during the night and damp during the rainy season. The children are constantly sick from the moisture. The family has access to electricity and running water, but not a sewer system. The family shares one bed for all four family members. They also have one table and some plastic chairs.
Osly works at a brick factory making and selling bricks getting a salary of Q1200 ($171.42) per month. Lilian does not work. She stays at home to take care of her children.
Mother: Luisa Anabela Santos Oj, Age 32- 2nd Grade
Sons: Byron Danilo Santos Oj, Age 11- 6th Grade
Sons: Josue Emmanuel Santos Oj, Age 6, and Alan, Age 14- 1st Grade
Luisa lives in a piece of land that she inherited from her parents about six years ago. Luisa is a single mother. She separated from her husband. She cares for her family with the financial support of her father.
Luisa works as jobs become available. She cleans homes and washes for Q25 to Q30 ($3.60-$4.30) per day. Luisa’s father pays for food and school expenses. He works in el Tejar, Chimaltenango making and selling bricks getting a salary of Q300 ($42) per week. The two boys attend the local school, the will be in 2nd and 1st grade.
The Santos Oj family lives in a house built of wood, corrugated metal sheets, and a dirt floor. The family has access to electricity and running water, but not a sewer system. The family also shares a kitchen.
The conditions of their current home are bad as they suffer when the weather is cold or rainy. Moisture is the reason his little children are constantly sick with respiratory diseases.
Step-Father: Luis Fernando Sian Ajbal, Age 21 – 6th Grade
Mother: Veronica Raxon Sicajau, Age 24- 3rd Grade
Son: William Alexander Raxon Sicajau, Age 6- Kindergarten
Daughter: Sheily Aracely Sian Raxon, Age 2
Luis and his family live on a piece of land that he inherited from his family 2 years ago. They are currently living in a space made of corrugated metal sheets and a dirt floor.
Luis works at a cloth factory in El Tejar and receives a salary of Q1200 ($171.42) a month. Veronica does not work. She is dedicated to life to staying home to take care of her children.
The family has access to electricity, but not running water or a sewer system. The family also pays Q35 ($5.00) a month for these services.
The make-shift roof leaks during rainy season. They have to find dry spaces to keep their belongings from getting wet. The home is in bad conditions; it gets very cold during the night and damp during the rainy season. The children are constantly sick from the moisture.
With your help and the mercy of the Lord, Heart to Heart Experiences promises a long-term commitment to children and families in need.
With your help, H2H can wipe the tears from Miguel’s eyes.
With your help, H2H can tear down 13 year old tin shanty walls and mix concrete needed to build a block house for Juana, Santiago, and their 10 children.
With your help, H2H can make much needed repairs to bicycles so the children can ride for hours up and down dirt roads.
With your help, H2H can provide Jesus and Anna an opportunity to learn math.
With your help, H2H can assist the nuns in preparing a nutritious lunch of beans, rice, handmade tortillas, and fried plantains.
With your help, H2H can walk 4 and 5 year old brothers, Emmanuel and Samuel, home from vacation bible school.
With your help, H2H can cuddle with Linda and Abram as they fight to go to sleep for the night at the orphanage.