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In March, Guatemala experienced a devastating tragedy.  A fire in an orphanage claimed the lives of dozens of children.  There are now over 700 orphans with no place to go, and no one to care for them.  Hope of Life is opening its doors to as many of these orphans as possible—we could see up to 100 children in the coming months.  We need your help to raise as much money as we can to take care of these orphans.  Will you join us in providing for them?  Click the link below to donate!

Hope of Life International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.

How Your Support Makes an Impact

Every day thousands of children go hungry in the mountains of Guatemala due to poverty and drought.

However, this year alone, you will help feed over 1.5 million people through our programs.

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Did you know that just $1 can provide clean water to a child for 1 year?

Thousands of lives have been saved, because of your generous giving to clean water projects!

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You can be the lifeline to a child who is desperate for help in the mountains of Guatemala.

Dirty water, malnutrition, and disease are ravaging the next generation- but you can change that!

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Hope of Life has the best opportunities to serve and minister in Guatemala. I love every facet of the ministry and look forward to returning every year! I stay connected with financial support, social media updates, and child sponsorship!
Carla Jones, Wesleyan Christian Academy
 Such poverty and such isolation is hard to deal with, and Hope of Life is providing desperately needed medical care to such isolated communities, it is a privilege to be able to work with them.
Glen Land, Rivermont Avenue Baptist
After twenty years sending ocean-freight containers I can say that I have never experienced a mission that is willing to actually do more than they promise. What a delightful surprise. Their work breaks you heart.
Jeanie Kellet, METAD
If the Lord is leading you to go on a mission trip, I highly recommend Hope of Life in Zacapa, Guatemala. Now on my 8th trip, there are a myriad of opportunities to serve, individually, as a family as part of a group. You will be blessed more than you can imagine.
Trish Holloway, Christ Community Church
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Where we work

In 2009, Guatemala was declared to be in a “state of public calamity” bringing attention to the severe hunger crisis that has been sweeping the nation ever since.

Hope of Life is located in Eastern Guatemala, where severe malnutrition is a result of adverse weather, poor soil, and the global economic turndown. In this area, it is estimated that over 54,000 people go hungry on a daily basis.  With a chronic undernutrition rate of nearly 50%, this makes Guatemala the most undernourished country in Latin American and the fourth highest in the world.

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