TO A CHILD IN NEED
Medical fund 'El Alivio'
Scholarships 'Learning is Living'
Courses for women 'Mujeres Fuertes'
Children of the Street
Every child deserves the chance of a beautiful future. Unfortunately in Guatemala there are many underprivileged children because of poverty, war and (drugs related) crime. For many children proper education and healthcare are not a basic right. They do not get the opportunity to develop themselves in school, they die of diseases and grow up under very unsafe circumstances.
Since 1996 the Flor Ayuda Foundation helps to improve the living conditions and future perspectives of underprivileged children in Guatemala. We do this with specific projects that deliver a visible improvement in the areas of education, health care and nutrition. We need your help so donate today!
The Flor Ayuda Foundation has realized several projects and long running programs in Guatemala over the years, like for example ‘Children of the street’. We work in close cooperation with local organizations and with organizations from the Netherlands – like Stichting Wilde Ganzen, Childright and AGDI – to realize projects that closely match with local initiatives and signals.
Originally the Flor Ayuda Foundation was active in the surroundings of Mixco, a region that mainly consists of a collection of slums. Services like sewerage, drinking water, health care and education are very deficient. We actively work in the following neighborhoods: El Milagro, Sacoj Grande and Sacoj Chiquito
You can also make your own donation on our IBAN-number NL55 FVLB 022 55 632 15 in the name of Flor Ayuda (you can name a special project if you wish).
Medical care is unaffordable or unreachable for people living below the poverty line. Especially for people from the remote areas, medical care is usually too late. Or people have no means of transportation to get to a doctor or a hospital. ‘El Alivio’ aims to help those in need.
The very poor population of Guatemala is mostly illiterate and is forced to work for very low wages, in a job without a future. Because many parents cannot afford the school fees for their children, they start working at a very early age.
A Technical School was built in 2009. The Flor Ayuda Foundation will support the school in the coming years with its management and its maintenance.
We cannot change drugs criminality. We can, however, prevent children from falling in the hands of drug gangs by keeping them off the streets. With the project ‘Children of the Street’ we actively get vulnerable children off the street.
Strengthening the position of women as the heart of the community is of the utmost importance. Therefore we now search for new funds for the ‘Courses for Women’. Locally they are called ‘Mujeres Fuertes’, meaning Powerful Women.
The idea for the construction of a primary school started in 2002. The Flor Ayuda Foundation is still working hard, collecting funds for the management and maintenance of the school, in order to help more children in need.