UPDATE: We are completing the renovations on the votech training center - Full carpentry and automotive and welding shop used to produce sellable goods for income as well as training for the older boys. The Fish Farm Project is also nearing completion!
Guatemala was the first country where Houses of Hope International began rescuing and caring for orphans. In 1989, the first property was purchased in the city of Zacapa. At first, it was a training facility and short-term mission house. In 1991, 28.7 acres of undeveloped brush were purchased which would become House of Hope Zacapa. Through the generous donations of many, the property began to take shape - perimeter walls were built and infrastructure was put in place. Over the last 20 years HOH Zacapa has established 6 children’s homes, 8 missionary apartments, a full time community center, and most recently a new volunteer team house. HOH Zacapa is also home to the Votech Training Center – a full time facility where trained craftsman teach our young adults valuable professional skills and trades. All children at HOH Zacapa attend the on-site mission school Academy of Hope.
Throughout the year we enjoy hosting teams of volunteers who participate in many activities, both on-site with the HOH children and throughout the nearby community. Volunteers help our staff with construction and maintenance projects on the grounds, as well as school programs and medical care. Teams also support our staff with outreach to a nearby a refugee camp just down the road from HOH Zacapa. Of the 350 residents of this refugee community, half of them are children.
Our dedicated team at HOH Zacapa is comprised of full time Guatemalan and American workers who help maintain the property, children’s homes, and care for the precious lives that live there.
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